My sumi e abstract work is being enjoyed by people like you coming to my workshops. As I watch them work, I have a sense of their own freedom in expression and release of the Chi. I see them enjoy the flow, being in the moment, creating something never seen before, then later reflecting on […]

Reflecting on a painting. For our Workshop at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, on Saturday, I did my usual warm-up exercises, and was very happy with this abstract sumi e painting… “Our Love” 1919S I think, what love does to us is a Gordian knot, it’s that complicated. M. Oliver -‘Porcupine’   At first I […]

Last week I shared insights on seeing Sumi e abstract art works from heart and soul. This week I want to make a crossover to one of my favorite figurative paintings. I had in the past named this painting (on marilynwells.com  -look in the Gallery “Just For Art Collectors”) simply “Eastern Star”. True, it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I find my Zen and Sufi insights gain me deeper understanding of my own Christian roots. First the fish needs to say, “Something ain’t right about this camel ride— and I’m feeling so damm thirsty. -“Damm Thirsty- Hafiz 1844S, 42” x 60” Commentary on my Zen Painting “So Damm Thirsty” This is when a fish, if […]

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist