Nihonga: Practice with metal leaf

Metal leaf with nihonga, white. Done with the materials I still have around. Taken from sketches of clouds made from an airplane last December. Very eager to go deeper with this medium.

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

2 Responses to Nihonga: Practice with metal leaf

  1. Hi Paul, I am a Nihonga painter who teaches pretty intensive workshops. You can visit my website at http://www.judithkruger.com. We just finsihed one but I already have 3 people who want another. Are you interested? You can pop me an email if so.

    • pcNielsen says:

      I would love to come to one of your workshops. I’m just getting into the medium and could really use a hands-on primer.

      I was actually aware of the recent one (I’m part of the nihonga Facebook group), but this year it’s highly unlikely with a newborn in the house. I’ll keep it in mind though, and maybe next year I can come up with the time and money!

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