Want to take a personal journey into seeing more deeply? Do you know that seeing abstract sumi e from heart and soul can take you to a deeper level of insight, intuition, and understanding? It’s really a form of “sacred seeing”, like the ancient monastic tradition of lectio divina*, except lectio has to do with […]

If happiness comes in small packages, it was urban sketching with the Louisville Art Association on August 14, all day, long hours of leisure, laughter, and creative talent being enjoyed together! We found this pickup truck right across the street from the Art Center and spent a couple of happy hours sketching there together. A […]

I took my Denver Urban Sketching group sketching in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. There’s a last minute big date and opportunity coming up August 14 with the Louisville Center for the Arts to still participate for an all day sketching in Louisville.   Just as we were finishing, I noticed the reflections from the […]

Let’s see what my sumi e on tee shirts would look like. Let’s be both purist and practical, I said to myself. Why not put my art on tee shirts? travel mugs and tote bags. I’ll use them myself! The dragon’s jewels are found     in every wave. Looking for the moon, it is […]

To “Find Your Heart and Soul in Sumi e Brushwork”, we gathered at Walker Fine Art, Denver CO in May. As a sumi artist, I led my workshop here. This is a great setting for a new experience in meditative painting! Here’s what I have to say right now about this process: “When I teach […]

Many of you have been following me a long time and have loved my paintings. If you have been longing to have one but it has not been in your budget, I want you to be able to own one of my paintings. So I’m having a Summer sale – sumi, watercolor, and ink drawings […]

With registrations for “Finding Your Heart and Soul in Sumi e” coming in, we’re on our way to having a really good workshop on May 7! Please pre-register so you’re on my list. New information is below. With sumi e work, anything is possible. Some of you may want to work in a more traditional […]

How can you find your heart and soul in sumi e brushwork? Register now for my upcoming Workshop on May 7, Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. I hope that’s everyone of you! Brush. Ink. White paper. You think, “I wonder if…” This is your invitation to try your own hand at creating from the heart. Trust […]

My Denver Urban Sketching Group. Imagine a lazy, Sunday afternoon that just happens to be St. Patrick’s Day, and the hazy March sunshine is calling you out to be with friends. You find your sketching book, your favorite drawing pens, and that new little traveling set of watercolors you couldn’t resist again at the Art […]

I share with you here a return to color through my new abstract watercolor painting with literary content. Color is my first language and is also a deep love of mine, even a visceral instinct. That is why I yearned to return to some color work as I further relaxed from my Zen black and […]

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist