Japanese Black Ink Painting (Sumi-e) is a remarkable art form that uses only black ink, handmade paper, and a special brush.
In our online beginner's course membership, you will learn basic brushstrokes and techniques for painting grasses, flowers, trees, mountains and landscapes. The emphasis is in the process rather than the finished work.
Sumi-e is an art form that teaches self-awareness and helps the artist learn to see and feel. The mind must be clear and the body relaxed. In Japanese Black Ink Painting, the fewest possible brushstrokes are used to capture the essence of the subject being painted. It is a beautiful, unique and expressive art form.
In the meantime, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature whenever possible, and enjoy the forms, shapes, sounds, scents, colours, movements, feeling and beauty of the natural world around you. It will benefit you both when you begin to paint, and in many other ways.