Sumi Experiments

5 Apr

There’s often an experiment happening in Judy’s studio. A new tool, technique or medium. Her latest addition in the studio is the Sumi Brush. It’s a giant paint brush, originally used in China and Japan for calligraphy, but it can be used in painting to make one-of-a-kind lines.


Judy’s Sumi Brush

Judy found this guy’s videos: Bill Buchman. He’s using the Sumi brushes in inventive ways, and offers his own line of brushes at A few YouTube videos in, and Judy was inspired to try one out for herself.

Ever since, I’ve seen her shake it up with her paintings, as she allows her art to wander with this cool new tool. Check out these studio shots what’s in progress. It will be fun watching these develop.


Judy’s studio today


Detail of Judy’s work-in-progress


Detail of Judy’s work-in-progress



6 Responses to “Sumi Experiments”

  1. Fran Austin April 10, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I love the Daisy picture on the top of the email. Can you make it anysiZe? It is so happy. Fran Austin. My daughter Patti Austin bought me your single lg. bird collage for Christmas It is so perfect.

    • judypaul April 10, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      Thank you for your kind words Fran! I make prints of my work in my studio and yes, I can make them just about any size!

  2. Bill Buchman June 11, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Wow! Really terrific work, Judy. I am glad you like the brush! 🙂

    • judypaul June 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you Bill, I love your work! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Janet August 16, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    Very cool new tool – and great use of it!

    • judypaul August 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Thank you Janet! It was great to get loose with the sumi brush. It’s great for line width variation.

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