Monday, January 18, 2010 at 9:54AM
[chuck] in Dharma, SFZC, brush painting, sumi-e

I spent yesterday in a retreat and brush painting workshop with Dairyu Michael Wenger from the San Francisco Zen Center. Not as controlled and technically demanding as classic sumi-e, Michael teaches more of a free-stroke, let-the brush-paint-the-picture approach. It was great fun and I very much enjoyed the painting, but it's clear that I shouldn't give up my day job. [NOTE: Deep bows of gratitude, Michael].

Addendum: Couldn't resist posting one of my efforts from the workshop. Yeah, I know. And this was probably my best one...

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