Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rill or Brook Sumie

This picture of a brook or rolling stream was the one finally selected by the customer from the American Bonsai Society Convention in Denver Colorado, as the final piece they wanted to use. This sumi-e painting was also done by polish artist Mariusz Szmerdt. I am amazed at how the water comes alive in this simple painting...It is not easy to accomplish the movement of the water in such a medium.

The customer wished to use a rich brown earthtone cloth. I selected a Gold on Green ichimonji and the Kodai San Iro kakehimo which has a gold hue with flecks of green and black. The jikusaki is an ivory plastic piece.

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 116 13.84
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 94 11.21
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 116 13.84
Pillars 16 1.91
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 7 0.84
Chi 64 7.63
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 126 15.03
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 314 37.46

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