Connie Luebbert Artist
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Connie Luebbert Artist

Visual Art – Denver, CO

Chinese Brush Painting, Sumi-e and its Americanization Chinese Brush Painting requires a different way of thinking…bravery, precise strokes, and no mistakes. Black India ink and water create grays, watercolor paints for color, and the whites are simply the white of the paper. There is no erasing, or painting over as with oils or acrylics. In addition, working with rice paper requires a practiced consistency of medium and water, or the stroke will bleed into undesired areas. The beauty comes when the translucent colors overlap, creating more color and depth. In my series, Americanized Chinese Brush Paintings, I’ve taken Chinese Brush Painting to another level. These paintings are painted in a more complex manner, with more complicated strokes and less simplicity… almost the opposite of Sumi-e. Carrying on in the Chinese tradition, each painting is finished with Chinese Calligraphy, and/or my artist signature chop. ...more