9/26/2017

MY LAST BRUSH EXPLORATIONS OF AN OLD JAPANESE TECHNIQUE

CONTEMPORARY NIHONGA


In July 2017, I attended a 5-day workshop with Judith Kruger at MISSA (Metchosin Summer School of Arts): ABSTRACT ALCHEMY/ BLACK, WHITE AND WARM METALLICS.
It was a serious introduction to NIHONGA, an ancient Asian painting technique and its contemporary form.


"ONCE"
Japanese ink, natural pigments and ingredients,
 acrylic ink and paint and oxidized silver leaves
 on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel, 12" x 12"; NFS

Japanese ink and oxidized silver leaf 
on Chinese paper mounted
on a wood panel, 12" x 12" /SOLD


Japanese ink on Chinese paper
mounted on a wood panel 10" x 10" / $100
Natural pigments with natural binder, silver leaves/oxidized
on Wc paper mounted on wood panel covered with textured paper, 
6" x 15" /  $200
Natural pigments with natural binder, silver leaves/oxidized
on Wc paper mounted on masonite, 
wooden frame, 9" x 14" / $200

Japanese ink and acrylic ink on Chinese paper 13" x 15.5"; 
black metal frame with glass, 17" x 21" / SOLD
"ARCS EN CIEL"
inks on Japanese paper; 12' x 12" / SOLD
"DRIFTING MEMORIES"
Sumi ink and pigments on Stonehenge paper, 12" x 36" / $400


"SWIRLING"
triptych, inks on Stonehenge paper, 3 x 10" x 10" / $300