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The Sumi-E Dream Book: An Impressionist Approach to the Art of Japanese Brush Painting

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ISBN13: 9780823050239
ISBN10: 0823050238
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Sumi-e is the classic painting style of Japan, and its graceful simplicity is admired around the world. A natural follow-up to the best-selling The Sumi-e Book, The Sumi-e Dream Book demonstrates how to take the classic brushstrokes of sumi-e to a new level of painting, where creativity is inspired by deeply felt memories and spiritual expression.

First, sumi-e artist Yolanda Mayhall provides a brief history and explains the philosophy behind this classic Japanese painting style. She highlights its many masters, one of them her ancient mentor the master brush painter, woodblock, and dream journey artist Hokosai. Next, she reviews the classic materials and the basic brushstrokes of sumi-e known as the Four Gentlemen: Bamboo, Wild Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Plum Branch, along with their variations.

Finally, Mayhall puts it all together to demonstrate the sumi-e art of dream journey painting. Readers will learn a variety of creative and exciting techniques for using color to add a delightful dimension to the sumi-e image as well as discover exciting techniques for visually capturing important life memories and spiritual reflections in a painting.

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Sumi-e is the classic painting style of Japan. This text demonstrates how to take tile classic brushstrokes of sumi-e to a new level of painting, where creativity is inspired by deeply felt memories and spiritual expression.

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About the Author

Yolanda Mayhall spent years in Japan studying with renowned sumi-e masters Takeuchi and Saito. She lives in Dunnellon, Florida.

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carol.hart, December 29, 2007 (view all comments by carol.hart)
This is a beautiful book I just received for Christmas. I have the first Sumi book and loved creating from it. I asked for this book because of the techniques and instruction given. This book bursts with color and beauty. It was a must for my collection.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780823050239
Subtitle:
An Impressionist Approach to the Art of Japanese Brush Painting
Author:
Mayhall, Yolanda
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Painting - Other Specific Subjects
Subject:
Watercolor
Subject:
Sumie
Subject:
Ink painting, Japanese.
Subject:
Ink painting.
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Watercolor Painting
Subject:
Techniques - Painting - Specific Subjects
Subject:
Ink painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Ink painting, Japanese -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Watercolor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
413
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 COLOR AND 25 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 10.95 x 0.35 in 1.1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Miscellaneous Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Oriental Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Painting » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Technique
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Watercolor

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