Japanese ink painting emphasizes suggestion, simplicity and harmony with nature, by capturing the essence of an object with the fewest, quickest brushstrokes.
This book contains everything needed to get started in the art of sumi-e. Materials and techniques are covered, including how to grind ink, brush-handling for maximum control, composition, mounting a finished painting — even carving a soapstone or wooden seal for signing your work.
Step-by-step exercises teach how to paint plum tree branches, fish, orchids, bamboo, and landscapes that include water, rocks, trees, birds, and other life forms.
Stunning examples of ink paintings shown in full color, some using watercolor as an accompaniment, offer unlimited inspiration.
Author — Naomi Okamoto.
Paperback. 96 pages. 8¼” × 10¼”.