Red Snow Bird Contemplating Spring
by Casey Shannon
Winter is here! This is the first full day of winter. Winter began in California yesterday at 9:32 pm. The season of winter brings peace and silence. It is a time for quiet and rejuvenation of nature and of our souls. There is no beauty quite like that of snow and wintertime beauty. As an artist and lover of the outdoors and nature, I have come to love our magnificent earth in all her wondrous seasons especially her glistening magical snow.
We do not have a lot of snow in California. However, we have enough to enjoy and appreciate. The above sumi-e of an imaginary 'Red Snow Bird' was inspired by the season of winter. It was created on Canson paper, which is made in France. This type of paper displays the white ink and Japanese watercolor of sumi-e beautifully. Painting with white ink is a joy and an unusual way to use ink. Please visit my Gallery White to see my other sumi-e created with white ink.
Director North American branch
International Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
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