2017 Japanese Ink Art by Patricia Larkin Green

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2017 Japanese Ink Art by Patricia Larkin Green

Proud owner of artwork by superbly talented artist Patricia Larkin Green. Ever since I saw the live demostration of her Sumi-E painting at Morton Arboretum, I have been in love with not only her art, but by the way she produces art. The swift, graceful strokes with which she paints is at once captivating. Seeing Patricia paint is like seeing a poetry being drawn on paper. The grace, energy and control in her brush strokes, is a pure joy to watch. The whole body is used in painting, like a lively nimble dancer with a paint brush in hand.

Come to think of it, I now have what is called “literati” painting. For centuries, Sumi-E art was practiced by highly educated scholar gentlemen or literati.

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Lotus - by Patricia Larkin Green

Lotus – by Patricia Larkin Green

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SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. In Sumi-E painting, the goal is not to simply reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture the essence or spirit of the subject in their paintings. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its beauty and fragrance. In landscape painting, the painter does not attempt to imitate the scene, but capture the spirit “Chi” of the scene. Any superfluous form or detail is left out. Sumi-e captures the spirit of nature. Once a stroke is painted, it cannot be changed or erased. This makes the painting, a very technically demanding art-form requiring great skill, concentration, and years of training.

Patricia Larkin Green is an active member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the International Chinese Calligraphy Art and Painting Society. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Gapers Block, Hyperallergic and a Pioneer Press publication, and has been a panelist for Chicago Creative Expo.

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Lotus - by Patricia Larkin Green

Lotus – by Patricia Larkin Green

 

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Lotus - by Patricia Larkin Green

Lotus – by Patricia Larkin Green

 

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RELATED LINKS

Portrait with Art & Artists.. click here..

Live Demonstration of Sumi-E Ink Painting by Patricia Larkin Green .. click here..
Studio Visits.. click here..
My Favorites.. click here..

About Me.. click here..
Home: Public Art in Chicago.. click here..

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