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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Info: Thick Ma Paper

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Sumi-e by Casey Shannon
14 x 15 Sumi (Ink) on Ma Paper

I wanted to show you a painting created on a different kind of Ma. This sumi-e was created on the thickest of the Ma or Hemp papers. It has the elegant off white color with the paper fibers showing here and there. This makes for a lovely texture. This is a semi-sized paper and some ink painters call this paper "slow". You do not need to paint as quickly as you do when painting on Xuan paper. Your brush strokes can be made slower and still have quality results. I have found this paper is great for landscapes. It is too thick for mounting into a scroll. However it can be framed beautifully.

Click HERE for more information and my blog post of May 25, 2016 on Ma paper.

You can see more of my recent work using different papers on my website.


Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Sociey

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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