The first time I saw a Chinese Brush Painting it was in watercolor and ink. I was struck with the beauty of the strokes on paper. The format was square the calligrapher/painter spontaneously moved the viewer throughout the painting and back again.
The ink paintings that promote strong connections usually have an energy about them. I remember a Chinese Brush Painting teacher chanting thick thin, dark light, wet dry, fast slow. My small format watercolor and ink paintings combine eastern and western techniques with a dash of my own creativity. Hopefully it all works together. My subject matter is found close to home and in nature.