A little art every day seems to go a long long way.
Draw some lines here fast and free,
a splash of color and it's a memory.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ito Jakuchu Exhibit
Friday I went with some friends to our little Bowers museum to see the Ito Jakuchu exhibit. Ito was born in 1715 in Japan, was a monk and did scroll and screen paintings. It was a great show and only the first half! It is now closed but the second half opens on June 18th. Most of his screen paintings had what he called an absence of color. It was interesting trying to capture the brush strokes with my micron pen. Yukon actually did a little brush painting of a crane in the lower right corner.
The scroll paintings had lots more color. Andora wanted me to try the tiger so I did. He looks a little juvenile even though he was an adult male. I'm not sure I have the colors right on the lobster but I like him. The bougainvillea branch was from our flowers at lunch at the museum restaurant, Tangata. Very yummy lunch, good company and an excellent exhibit, well that equals a great day in my sketchbook.
Robert Bateman 5" x 7" Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor