Twisting branches, fading spaces – sumi-e ink painting

I worked outside in the North of Glasgow with my friend artist Margaret Kerr, painting in my large sketchbook a 水墨画 suibokuga ink painting (style is also called sumi-e) of silver birch trees. It was comfy kneeling on my picnic mat with my suzuri inkwell and bowls and fude brushes all laid out, and very …