Irina Te's Profile
Japanese Sumi-e wash painting with bamboo brush and black ink on rice paper is my passion.
I learned it from my old teacher Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto in Toronto's Japanese Cultural Center.
What is Sumi-e?
Sumi-e literally means “ink painting” and is an art form that strives to convey the essence or spirit of the subject, object or scene in the fewest possible strokes. Once a stroke is painted, it cannot be changed or erased. This makes ink and wash painting a technically demanding art-form requiring great skill, concentration, and years of training.
It’s a style of painting that is characteristically Asian, as it has been practiced for well over a thousand years.
I am captivated by Sumi-e because of it's grace. The contemplative form of painting is enjoyable both to view and to...
- Born on July 7
- Joined January 30, 2012