Oriental

Plum Blossom

Last day before spring Plum blossom scent fills the air. The winter blues. plum blossom art, plum blossom drawing, plum blossom painting, plum blossom painting for sale, plum blossom watercolor, plum blossom meaning, plum blossoms, watercolor painting, floral watercolor, floral watercolor painting, floral watercolor paintings for sale, original floral watercolor paintings for sale, Watercolor flowers,
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Suminagashi Tulip

This greeting card is a fusion between suminagashi and Ebru. Suminagashi developed in Japan, and Ebru–in Turkey. Suminagashi means ink floating in Japanese. This kind of art is quite fascinating and wonderful to experience. suminagashi, suminagashi artists, suminagashi ink, marbling ink, suminagashi art, ebru art, ebru art for sale, famous ebru artists, ebru flowers,
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Three Panel Birds

These 3 birds I painted in watercolor when I first came to the United States. They’re done with children’s watercolors–the ones that you can buy at the drug store. At that time, I didn’t know where the specialized art store was (that would have been Daniel Smith in Seattle.) The birds are from a dear to me book of Japanese […]
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Enso

Have you ever drawn the Ensō (Circle)? Have you practiced the Way of the brush? From the moment of simply making a circle to the point of profound spiritual experience, you’ll rediscover your own being and rediscover the world every time you complete the Ensō. Leave all thoughts behind, and do it in one movement, in just one single breath. […]
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When the Tao Blooms

When the Tao blooms there is endless celebration. The lapis sky is clear and the water is pure. The people’s eyes sparkle, and their hearts become joyful. The birds chirp in delight while butterflies fall in love with the flowers. The fish jump in the lake, and the wind plays with the cattails nearby. Oh… It has been a while… […]
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Chrysanthemum

If you adore a flower it will share its heart with you in an instant. Its beauty is so pure and innocent, Its perfection–breathtaking. Loose yourself in that moment, and time will stop. What is it in a flower That makes your sentiments so tender? Is it its softness, or the way it expresses the light? Is it something from […]
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Dusk Flowers

The Dusk Flowers by Marieta Darrah In the hour before the sunset the flowers flood my room with fragrance, and on the wings of a crane I reach a far away land. It is the blessed season, my work load is halved, on the wings of the white crane drunk with the dusk fragrance. Asian Flowers Painting, Japanese Abstract Gold […]
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Gift

Gift is an abstract painting that can certainly be interpreted differently by different people. To me it represents a gift which is shown as the circle appearing where many lines/paths are crossing. Just like this, once in a while, life surprises us with an extraordinary gift. Can you think of such a gift you’ve received? Abstract Enso Art, Enso, Enso […]
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Gyotaku

Fish prints are some of my most favorite. When I learned about Gyotaku, all I wanted to do was fish art. It is quite an experience, and in order to get a good print, be ready for some practice. I remember going through a whole pad of rice paper experimenting again and again. Gyotaku (from Japanese “fish print”) dates back […]
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The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place by Marieta Darrah O Lord of love, of harmony and oneness, So close I feel Thee whispering to me. The doors are open, come and flood this house, Illumine cells, and heart, and mind, and will. Thy work is done, o Teacher of Compassion– Chrysanthemums have blossomed in delight. The Law ‘s at play, the Cosmic Will […]
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