Here are two final example of Sumi painting from this past weeks' class. As you can see, the paper makes a lot of difference, though I am sure I could iron it smooth at some point. Both are rice paper. The cat (painted by my mother, J. Anderson) is done on a higher quality paper with a good resiliancy. The bottom one (my attempt at a Cherry tree) was done on commercial grade rice paper, which almost disintigrates when wet. I am thinking it is probably used by chefs!
|Cherry Blossom Tree|