Brush use for calligraphy and painting share a rich history of over 100 years with established methods and rules traditionally transmitted from teacher to student for 110 generations. Patricia Larkin Green will demonstrate techniques developed to transfer the artist’s internalized “chi” or “ki” from brush-ink to sensitive paper. Controlling the amount of ink to create a wide variety of lines can be daunting. You will receive hands on guidance with the brushstrokes that are foundational to Sumi-e. Participants will leave with a finished painting.
Final works: Participants are encouraged to bring examples of trees to paint for the final painting.
Pre-work: Participants are encouraged to bring their own practice sketches or paintings of trees for feedback.
***All materials included, however participants are welcome to bring their own supplies to work with.
About the Instructor:
Patricia Larkin Green is a Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) artist, with a specialty in birds and flowers. She is a longstanding member of the Sumi-e society of America and also serves as Exhibition Coordinator for the International Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Society. She teaches Sumi-e to adults and children focusing on the process of creating, learning from nature and capturing the essence of the subject. Larkin Green teaches at the Japanese Culture Center, Morton Arboretum and Lillstreet Art Center. You can learn more about her at http://www.patricialarkingreen.com