Alive in Ink!
Being in the moment is the heart of Sumi-e.
Originating from Japan, it's an ancient way of painting black ink on paper. Mulberry, Shuan and Unryu are some of my favorites- each paper absorbs ink in unique ways.
How I touch my brush to the soft white surface is a balance of serendipity and skill.
Once dried, I may add nuances of Acrylic, Oil Bar, or Foil. This is a distinctive feature of my
work- a way of suggesting the textures of Nature and creating a dynamic contrast with my gestures of ink.