Why Do You Want To Learn Sumi-e Painting?

 I have been painting and drawing in a Zen-influenced way or should I say my life and art has been influenced by Zen for many years now. I think I have come to understand (more or less of course) as to what it is that appeals to me about living and creating this way. I will explain this as much as possible with words, but later….. I want to hear from You! Why do you want to learn Sumi-e Painting?

 

Have been approached by many wanting to learn this way of creating. I have recognized and experienced the great transformational value of being able to create with this frame of mind and spirit and thus have decided to embark on an endeavor to create Sumi-e online classes.
While I am working on the texts and videos for the course and as I can only speak for myself, I can’t help but wonder as to what is it about Sumi-e that attracts the others, that is You, the reader of this post, my past and present students… Understanding this will help me better formulate my lessons and be able to help you to discern (perceive?) my teachings deeper ….which will be reflected in your artwork and maybe life…
So what is it about Sumi-e paintings that appeal to you ?
Why would you want to paint in this style?
Any misgivings or reservations about it?
Any other thoughts or feelings?
I will share with you my own feelings in my next post.
Can’t wait to hear from you.

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