Here is everything you need to know to get started in the art of sumi-e. All materials and techniques are covered, including grinding ink, handling the brush for maximum control, composing pictures, even carving a soapstone or wooden seal for signing your work, and mounting a finished painting. Develop your skills while you paint fish, orchids, bamboo, plum tree branches, and landscapes with rocks, trees, water, birds and other life forms, all in step-by-step exercises. Stunning examples of ink paintings are shown in full colour, some using watercolour as an accompaniment, offering unlimited inspiration.
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(260mm x 210mm x 7mm)
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Author Biography - Naomi Okamoto
Naomi Okamoto was born near Tokyo, Japan in 1951 and is a Member of the Federal Association of Artists (BBK). She studied painting, calligraphy, aesthetics, history of art and literature in Tokyo and moved to Germany in 1976. Naomi has studied under famous Japanese and Chinese masters of ink painting and works in various techniques from both the West and the East. She has exhibited in Tokyo, Kyoto, Westerland/Sylt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Bonn, Cologne, Mannheim, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart, Munich and Munster, and she teaches numerous courses in Germany, ink painting in Germany and the USA, and also under the pseudonym of Emi Akamatsu.