Karen Dedrickson


Alive in Ink!

Being in the moment is the heart of Sumi-e.
‚ÄčOriginating from China then Japan, it’s an ancient way of painting black ink
on paper. Mulberry, Shuan and Unryu are some of my favorites-
each paper absorbs ink in unique ways.
How I touch my brush to the soft white surface is a balance
of serendipity and skill.
Once dried, I may add nuances of Acrylic, Oil Bar, or Foil.
This is a distinctive feature of my work- a way of suggesting the textures
of Nature and creating a dynamic contrast with my gestures of ink.