Friday, October 21, 2011

Coyote Howing at the Moon Sumie Kakejiku (Wallscroll)

This painting was done by the very talented Polish Artist Mariusz Szmerdt. It is for sale. For sale inquiries please contact to I requested him to complete some American themed paintings because several bonsai artists had written or spoken to me about not being able to understand the intricacies of Japanese displays, and a desire to have pieces that provide an American flair.

May be someone out there has a California Juniper that could go with this...

In designing this scroll, I thought it would be best to keep it very simple. The Fukuro Hyougu style fit this bill. The tan/dust color of the cloth was used to represent the desert sands of the southwest. I used the grey suji (Suji are the thin strips of cloth) and Nezumi (Mouse Colored) Kakehimo to be complementary to the clouds in the picture. The Dark Blue Jikusaki are ceramic and were used to represent the dark night time sky.

I was really pleased with how the scroll turned out, except for a small section of the suji in the Ten section. Dimensions are as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 80 9.54
Suji 1 0.12
Partition Bottom 35 4.18
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 118 14.08
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 227 27.08
Pillars 19 2.27
Chi First Partition 30 3.58
Suji 2 0.24
Middle Partition 11 1.31
Bottom Partition 57 6.80
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 156 18.61
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 443 52.85

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