Recent Playfulness: Mighty ugly nihonga (black rain)
25 February 2012 Leave a comment
I recently took stock of, in a very simplistic way, how I’ve ended up exploring nihonga — a more or less completely new medium — when I don’t have sufficient time to develop my work in one medium (clay).
- Ink-wash drawings on mylar in college
- Interest in metal leaf/foil fostered by ceramics professor Eddie Dominguez and the idea of icons
- A continued interest in the use of natural materials to create beautiful artworks (as opposed to more processed materials such as plastics and even steel)
Here’s an interesting article on color, suggesting that artists have given up artistic quality but using commercially available paints: Do natural pigments offer more to modern painters