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Asian Brush Painting (supplies)

Asian Brush Painting (supplies)14'x48'Peony ARTPOP Award (Billboard), 8x10; 16x20Autumn Gingko (vertical)Bleeding Hearts 24x36"24x36" Cambodian OrchidsDahlias (burgundy) 36x24" 36x24" Blue Dahlias24"x36" Golden Mums36x24" Iris garden (24x36")Japanese Lanterns 24x36"Next

Asian Brush Painting (supplies)
Asian Brush Painting (supplies)

What I love about Asian Brush Painting is the simple elegance of the natural subjects, plus the real and apparent spontaneity of the the process. Less is more. A few strokes can capture the beauty of a blossom or the fragility of a falling leaf.  There is a meditation quality to the process. I create each image at one sitting, with no preliminary drawing. The idea is to capture the natural essence of the image rather than a detailed botanical copy. These works combine elements of water color paintings and calligraphic line drawings, and, yet, have their own unique look and style. As an art historian, I love preserving and reinterpreting classic techniques for modern-day viewers. 


 


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