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.
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.
I’m using Sumi Ink and watercolor to make these designs and serendipitous images.
I’ve changed this painting quite a bit from earlier version. I’m exploring abstraction and gesture and figures. This is 36” x 48” oil on canvas.
This piece is oil on wood. I started it a number of months ago and it has gone through many revisions. I’m using abstraction and some figure drawing. The thalo blue and green colors connect it to another figure painting I completed in late spring.
Here is a new abstract piece I’m trying to work out. It’s a more intuitive way of working than when making something with representation.
I am working hard to update my Artfinder site where my work is for sale. Please take a look and inquire or make me an offer! I am busy working on new paintings and drawings. Let me know what you think.