Christine and I ate breakfast yesterday in place called Foam in Terenure. I blogged about it here.
I had a go at these before. I had another go today but with a Chinese brush and a new set of watercolours. Here's my phalaenopsis graveyard ... These aren't phalaenopses, but there are aspects of some of them that...Read More
Yesterday a man came to my office with some brushes, ink, paint and paper that I had ordered from Cork Art Supplies the day before. Gratifyingly quick service. And they were sharp enough to note that I had made two...Read More
I've been neglecting my teabags. Flirting with egg shells Making eyes at bamboo. Cosying up to Chinese brushes. Well, this evening I made amends. In a small way. But amends nevertheless. Here's this evening's stuff: That's all.
This evening I filled up about ten large sheets of paper with amateurish marks made with a Chinese brush and ordinary ink. And proved to myself that this style of painting is very difficult. I’ll explain this more in a...Read More
I've been watching a lot of extraordinary YouTube videos of demonstrations of Sumi-e painting. This is the stylised oriental painting with Chinese brushes and (mostly) black ink. This is not just art. It's philosophy, mindfulness and art rolled into one....Read More