My art continues to evolve in this time of troubling government resolutions. When I first heard the news on the immigration situation at the border, I was deeply shocked. Even now this is hard for me to write, as the emotions continue to reverberate through my system. That separation of children from their mothers, from […]

Sketching with heart and soul and friends. Or this could also be called “Won’t You Be My Sketching Friends?” I thought of the beautiful documentary movie on Mr. Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor , in connection with our sketching trips. The legacy of Fred Rogers deeply touched my heart in these troubled times of chaos and […]

There is an inner power which, when discovered within, frees one from reliance on force to exist in this world. I express this in my sumi-e artworks inspired by poetry or quotations from various sources. These works convey my own path to inner awakening to that power; I hope they may inspire you as you […]

Did I tell you why I’m enjoying the sumi e abstract paintings? There are many reasons. First of all, they are fun! I have always begun with a poem, a quote, a piece of music in my mind. I want to know this concept on a deeper level of consciousness than the intellect alone. I […]

Sketching outdoors at Littleton Farms last week with my Denver Urban Sketchers made me happy. I felt like I was getting back in the groove of arting around and returning to the computer where I share with you, my dear fans… We had attended Littleton Farms a year ago. Once again we had a great […]

New abstract oil paintings—I am still tentatively venturing into this old and new world of color in these, a return to my roots. My roots in abstract oil painting began in my first art classes, as we were already in front of the living Rothkos exhibited in Lincoln, Nebraska at that time. I sat in […]

Adding a few more abstract sumi-e paintings to my repertoire, “…this much I have learned— if not enough else— to live with my eyes open…” -Mary Oliver 187S How I believe these are viewer friendly… As I said in an earlier blog post, I have been surprised at how well people relate to these based […]

With my new abstract painting, I have burst through a door in my being waiting to be opened perhaps.   “Red Darling” 1810 “Imagine the time the particle you are Returns where it came from. The family darling comes home. Wine, without being contained in cups, is handed around. A red glint appears in a granite […]

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 […]

I want to share a few of the new sumi-e I am working on. For such simple pieces, it takes a surprising amount of time to prepare for presentation…

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado