Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Patsy Surh O'Connell and her FREE Daniel Smith Demo on Chinese Ink Painting Last Saturday

Last Saturday's FREE demo at
Patsy Surh O'Connell
demonstrating Chinese Ink Painting or Sumi Painting.

Patsy talked about her process in creating a painting, she works from a sketch, then traces it onto the good paper like Natural Mulberry Paper , then paints in the image outlines with black Sumi Ink , later working from dark to light she works in the Color Ink . She also talked about the different papers that she uses, and passed around sheets of the different papers for us to see up close.

When showing the audience some of her techniques with water, Patsy used a painting she brought that was partially done of a jeweled hummingbird and taking a spray bottle, sprayed the painting with it! All of us cringed at the damaged we expected...thinking watercolor! Patsy calmly showed us that the ink, once dry would not run...if you work in watercolor you know this is a very different result.

Patsy showed several ways of working the color inks into the paintings, using brushes you "pull" the color into the area. Patsy also showed us the two brushes in one hand technique that she said she sees on her visits to China.

It was a very interesting hour, and seeing Patsy's work in progress was fascinating, thank you Patsy!


Patsy Surh O'Connell
on Saturday May 24th at 11am and 1:45pm

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