4:49 PM: my friend wendy sent me an image of a painting in the temple of the white couds in beijing, china. it was perfect timing, because my intention for the rest of the week & the weekend, is to focus on small gouache studies, so as to avoid picking up anything heavy or doing anything that might cause strain to my freshly placed new lens in my left eye.
so i made one study and stated a second. i have already learned a lot, and can’t wait to continue tomorrow.
i can see mikela’s point when she talks about how the japanese were heavily influenced by ancient chinese masterds of the brush. this is, of course, well known. but i needed to make some studies in order to really get it in my bones.