Paintings on Rice Paper

These works are all made with Sumi ink on rice paper.  Some have watercolor additions. I did a number of these drawings on rice paper for the open studio in December.  These pieces were fun because it was challenging to recreate a Chinese style traditional painting.  I have no illusion to be an expert in this area so right now I think of this work as practice but not “serious.” I used traditional Chinese landscape, flower and koi fish images for reference.  I also added my “chop” signature which is my name in Chinese.  I had the stamp made in China.  I stamped my name using red ink which I purchased from a Chinese art supply store in Atlanta.

Explorations on paper

I am continuing to pursue my interest in working with ink and watercolor on paper.  I am learning a lot about how the materials interact and how I can use layering, overlapping, color and line to create different moods.

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West meets East
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Green shapes
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Snake party
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West meets East II
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Homage to Odilon Redon
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Study in blue and tan