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      Sumi-e Paintings:

Moonscapes, landscapes, birds, fruit

original brush and ink paintings on rice paper

inspired by Chinese and Japanese ink brush painting

by Joan Relke

all prices in Australian dollars (AUD)

Paintings for sale. Includes shipping anywhere in the world

Feel free to email me at jrelke@sculptors.net.au

Sumi-e paintings are quick, spontaneous brush and ink works performed in a state of meditated focus.

Moonlight on Bamboo #1

23 x 16.5 cm

ink on rice paper

$90.00

The sumi-e brush is loaded with different grades of ink, from black to grey wash, and each stroke is complete in itself. There are no touch ups or corrections. After a painting session, the incinerator is usually full.

Moonblossom #3

31 x 22.5 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

 

The rice paper is dampened at different stages to create different effects as the ink is applied.

Orchid by Moonlight

22 x 31 cm

ink on rice paper

SOLD $150.00

The ink, in various colours, is sprayed, brushed, washed or dripped on the rice paper at different stages of drying. Sometimes strong tea is brushed or sprayed on to give warmth to the background. Ink strokes which are still wet will bleed together as they cross each other.

 

Composition #10

15.5 x 28 cm

ink on rice paper

$85.00

Sometimes, a form of calligraphy called asemic writing is added to create a mood. This writing has no literal interpretation. The meaning is evoked by the feel of the brush work.

Composition #11

31 x 25.5 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

with asemic writing

 

Moonblossom #8

31 x 25 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

Composition #9

15.5 x 25.5 cm

ink on rice paper

$90.00

Moonlight on Bamboo #2

23.5 x 30 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

with asemic writing

Wrens #1

23 x 31 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

Bamboo #2

30 x 23 cm

ink on rice paper

SOLD $150.00

Dove #1

23 x 23 cm

ink on rice paper

$155.00

The fruits are created by a single circular sweep of a wide brush, loaded with various grades of black ink.

One Fruit #1

17 x 24.5 cm

ink on rice paper

$95.00

3 Fruits #2

30 x 24 cm

ink on rice paper

$125.00

Asemic Moon #2

25 x 31 cm

ink on rice paper

$150.00

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