Saturday, July 25, 2015

Willow Scroll

A scroll written in cursive by Yoshimi Ryugyoku Yamada and the scroll completed by Jonathan Maples.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Another Iaido Scroll

This was another scroll for a martial art studio back East. It reads Iaido in Semi Cursive Script. It was brushed by Yoshimi "Ryugyoku" Maples. I chose the blue cloth for this to go with the gold on blue ichimonji. It is finished with an ivory plastic jikusaki and a navy hanging string.

This is somber, but it is relaxing on the eye.

Measurements will be given later.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kaki Color

This was a first iteration of the persimmon that was finished in monochrome. The customer said they wanted both. So this one is in a more formal Yamato Hyougu style with the fuutai. It was created specifically for a suiseki (viewing stone) in this individuals collection. He wanted the scroll large with lots of white space. I hope it does not overpower the stone.

It is completed with a shike light brown cloth for the ten and chi. The Chuumawashi is a green/gold with a karakusa. The Ichimonji is a gold on brown. I completed it with a Kincha hanging string and a green ceramic jikusaki.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Rocky Mountain Cliff Sumie

Distant Cliff Scroll. Many of you may recognize this image from the winner at the 4th USNBE. This was the third iteration painted, that I did not put into a scroll at that time. I did it in a dark green ichimonji, light green/yellow chuumawashi (intermediate cloth) and a khaki ten/chi. It is finished with the uguisu (dark green) hanging string and ivory plastic jikusaki. It is very representative of spring. It is roughly 4 feet long by 1.5 feet wide. Painting is by Mariusz Szmerdt of Poland.