Asparagus is one of the agricultural products that my area of Japan is known for. I love their form, and I never tire of painting them when they start growing each spring.
This is an Etegami painting on a soft washi card. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines simple images with thoughtful words.
Materials used for this piece are sumi ink, gansai paints, and absorbent washi cardstock. The drawing tools I used are a natural reed quill pen and a natural fiber Japanese coloring brush. Dimensions of the original work are 10cm x 15cm (approx. 4” x 6”).