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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sumi-e by MGCruz


Sumi-e
Philodendron by Manuel Garcia de la Cruz

This sumi-e is one of my personal favorites by my artist friend Manuel Garcia de la Cruz. The stem of this plant dances with movement. The painting's composition moves your eye from corner to corner with delight and ease. Manuel is a member of the North American branch of the International Chinese Calligraphy Art and Ink Painting Society (ICCPS).  

Manuel was born in  Asturias, Northern Spain. For the last thirty years, he has lived in Denia, on the Mediterranean coast, where he has his workshop and studio. Manuel hashad many exhibitions locally and in Ibiza. Nature is a strong influence on his work, which centers around  seascapes, mountains, beaches and the countryside.   I am a great admirer of Manuel's sumi-e.  His paintings produce clean, bold brush strokes with brilliant light and color while addressing the spirit of his subject matter. He is an exquisitely talented artist and one I am honored to have in the North American branch of ICCPS. I am so pleased he decided to join the society.
Below is a slide show of some of Manuel's sumi-e. Turn on your volume for beautiful music!

Director of North American Branch of ICCPS
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家



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