I am happy to say I’ve successfully mounted a dozen new abstract sumi-e artworks. This took awhile to remember all the delicate little techniques and possible disasters, of which I had at least three!
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
“Little Gidding” – T.S. Eliot 183S
This success and disaster is not so bad for a new start up and new beginnings in a challenging medium.
I have been surprised at how well people relate to these based on the combination of the abstract image along with the quotation.
It seems that now, 50 years since I started painting, everyone has learned how to speak abstract. We have a new common language. We are learning the language of articulated emotion. We are teaching our children in their early grades to articulate emotions. This did not happen 50 years ago.
Samples of my new abstract sumi-e artworks.
“In the uncertain hour before the morning
Near the ending of the interminable night…
“Little Gidding’ – T. S. Eliot 181S
And a third sample—
“When the short day is brightest,
with frost and fire,
The brief sun flames the ice,
on pond and ditches…
(midwinter spring is it’s own season…)”
“Little Gidding” – T.S. Eliot 182S
I love to hear your comments on my abstract sumi-e. Tell me how you find your way into any or each of these. You can find my warmups on marilynwellsartjounal.com. Stay tuned for more abstract sumi-e.