A Busy Time

It’s not that I haven’t worked since that 30th day in September (the final day of the Challenge). I just haven’t had time to post. Grand baby being born, obligations of all sorts…and yes some fun in the studio. I’ll be working sort of back and forth from the present to the past for the next couple of posts. These pieces are from a fun day with my local Sumi-e group, the Hissin Group. We printed fish – or more precisely printed with fish. Talk about using “found objects”!

This is an ancient form of art know as : Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”)

My first three attempts were blobby and indistinct. I soon got more of a handle on how much ink and how to RUB not pat or push. I can see using this technique in some mixed media pieces in the future.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Daily Doodle

by PMu Ink

First Coast Plein Air Painters

Dedicated to Painting in the "Open Air"

Images and Words: Process

seeing is perceiving

Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay

Personal enlightenment through Artistic Expression.

Robert Leedy Watercolors

The World According to Me

Jo Dunn

painter | animator

LEANNE COLE - The Photographer's Mentor

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

Megan Has OCD

About Mental Health, Daily Struggles, and Whatever Else Pops in My Head

%d bloggers like this: