Written for: Carpe Diem #1155 Sumi-e, the Japanese Way of Painting (2)
In landscape painting the scenes depicted are typically imaginary, or very loose adaptations of actual views. Mountain landscapes are by far the most common, often evoking particular areas traditionally famous for their beauty, from which the artist may have been very distant. Water is very often included.
“The painter … put upon the paper the fewest possible lines and tones; just enough to cause form, texture and effect to be felt. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, and useless detail eliminated. Put together all the good points in such a method, and you have the qualities of the highest art”.
Arthur Wesley Dow (1857–1922)
one summer day
poppies coloring the meadows –
raindrops start to fall
© Chèvrefeuille (our host)
Here is my attempt to paint with words:
gold through silver showers
on first day of Spring