Drawing Water

When I was 18, I had a dream that I painted a wall-sized mural of water. In this dream, I stepped back to take a look and my painting moved. It looked like a whirlpool in slow motion. From that moment, I vowed to paint that picture. I read once that artists from the west paint water and artists from the east draw water. As I explored this further, I came to realize that what I loved the line more than the colour so there I went. It took 40 years but I did it.

Eau de Hokusai   July 31, 2009
watercolour and ink on paper, 11” x 14”

Eau de Henry Ho    September 19, 2009
watercolour and ink on paper, 11” x 14”

Water – Next Steps    July 17, 2009   SOLD
watercolour and ink on paper, 11” x 14” 

Eureka Water     June 27, 2009   
collage and ink on paper, 8” x 6” (backpack sketchbook #4)
(teachers: Katsushika Hokusai, George Price’s double lines, Fausto Melotti)

Water in Water    October 2009 
Silk screen print on paper, 7” x 5

Scribbling Freely    July 2008
ink on paper, 12” x 9”, Art Journal #20 (inspired by Fausto Melotti)

Water and Leaves    Summer 2007
collage and ink on paper, 11” x 14”

Big Water    March 27, 2000
ink on paper, 12” x 9”, Art Journal #8

From Photos of Water   March 26, 2000
ink on paper, 12” x 9”, Art Journal #8

Water Lines     March 28, 2000
collage and ink on paper, 12” x 9”, Art Journal #8

Rainy Day    1982
coloured ink on paper-(pointillism), 13” x 10”

Zenrin Poem     1981
ink on paper, 9”x6”

Rain Haiku   1980     SOLD
~collage and ink on paper, 15” x 22” 

Paint Splash     March 1973
acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30”

Bubbles    December 1972
gauche on paper, 18” x 12”