The general meeting in July was a cool treat as Arlene Tabor presented her knowledge of Asian Brush Painting. I don’t know about anyone else, but I was hooked after being introduced to this contemplative and gentle art style.
Black Sumi ink and soft sheets of rice paper are transformed into delicate works of art with just a few simple strokes.
Arlene showed us the tools she uses to create her beautiful pieces–it can be done with minimal supplies or, as Arlene pointed out–the discipline can be an opportunity to “buy more stuff”! Right up my alley, Arlene, why use a paper cup when I can buy a delicate Chinese teacup to hold water? Why use a plain old paperweight when you can get a beautifully carved weight decorated with asian symbols?
Books and tutorials are readily available if you want get your brush wet with this art style, so give asian brush painting a try!