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“Ladybug Bliss” sumi-e enso ink brush pen Chinese painting.
Circling the flexible state of being…
“Ladybug Bliss” is an original painting using a lavender and aqua blue ink brush pen. It measures 8-1/2” x 10-3/4” and painted on smooth, white paper with a thin deep blue border.
A little lady bug takes an afternoon Sunday stroll along the beautiful blue bamboo.
I am inspired by the elegance and simplicity of japanese ‘sumi-e’ and chinese ‘shui-mo hua’ paintings. This painting is from my ‘Beauty of Bamboo’ series.
A circle — known as “enso” in Japanese — universally implies completeness, all. A zen circle can also imply zero, sunyata, absolute, true reality, enlightenment, no beginning/no end in all phenomena, no symbol, the spread of Dharma as a turning wheel, harmony, and womb.
I try to set my scanner to be as close as possible to the original color of the art piece. There is a slight color variation between the digital and the scanned original art.
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
- Bruce Lee -
I assume reproduction rights to all of my original art. Nothing may be used in any way, shape or form on merchandise or promotional items of any kind.