Many visitors to the friendly Ren Bar in east Tokyo made calligraphy and artworks to express their wishes for the new year… here is my fast ink portrait of the famous master!
Trying out the zen enso circle, symbol of universality and the idea of beauty within imperfection.
Small to medium fude for sho on single hanshi sheets.
Working on the character nen – commonly translated as mindfulness or mindful, also attention or care. There is a balance needed between the two parts of the kanji.
The fude brushes hanging to dry – looking like they need another good rinse!
Making some marks with fude brushes and fudepen using Japanese sumi ink. Beginning practicing for a series of three Drawing and Painting Studio workshops. Experimenting with the brush stopping and flicking, speed of the marks and energy.
In the first Shodo group the Kanji characters ten – heavens/ sky and shin or kokoro – heart/ mind. I have chosen zen related characters for participants to practice.
off the beaten track, drawing through the dense foliage
seeking colour and light blasting –
near the magical ponpon yama hills
- 01 January 2016
- Drawing & Painting
Have a great 2016 and all the very best wishes.
investigating elements T – S – I – D
actions in times present, past and futures – neither the same nor different (zenki)