Thursday, May 3, 2012

Flower Dance Sumie

This is the second in the series of paintings mounted for Dee Teller and her upcoming exhibition. This work is titled "Flower Dance". The most challenging point in designing this scroll was to find a cloth (Kireji) that would let the work be dominant, but still help accentuate the yellows and the purple in the painting. This lilac colored cloth with a wispy pattern really seemed to do the trick.
 It is completed with an Enshu Shitan Jikusaki (Rosewood, with a lip at the end) and the Fuji color hanging string. Total size of the scroll is a little more than 14 inches wide by 46.3 inches long.
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