Casual Friday: The Art of Sumi-e painting

Ink and wash painting originally developed in China.
The Sumi-e brush painting of Japan has it’s origins in traditional Chinese painting.
In China and Japan, calligraphy and painting were traditionally considered one and the same. The same brush strokes that were used in writing were also used in traditional Chinese and Japanese painting (source: The Helpful Art Teacher)

Here a couple of examples.

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…love, Melanie!

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