Sumi-e Styled Dragonflies

12 May 2011

I love ancient Chinese and sumi-e styled painting... so graceful, spontaneous, and gorgeous!

Although I don't have proper sumi-e brushes, I thought I'd try some of the techniques as best as I could, using synthetic watercolour brushes. Here are a few of the dragonflies that I painted last week, using transparent watercolour on paper...





I found this kind of painting to be freeing... the subtlety, the mixture of intent and spontaneity... it's focusing, inside... outside.

3 comments:

heather noye said...

proper brush or not, they came out beautiful!

Cameron said...

gorgeous!

Pagan said...

wonderful Bon, they look like they would be fun and relaxing to do. there is such elegence in simplicity.

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