One mission of Brushmeisters, is offering our readers information about the art forms we do and where you can go and get training. It is our strong belief that art and the process of making art is for anyone who wishes it.
This page includes places of study, links to other websites we believe to be of value and tidbits of information about anything related to art and the making of art.
Places to learn
If you are interested in learning Sumi-E, the art of Asian Brush painting check out Koho's (pictured left) school.
Studio Orchid II by Eva G. Mihovich - Watercolor on Shikishi board
Shikishi boards are composed of rice paper affixed to board (usually cardboard). They are rimmed with gold leaf. Sometimes the painting surface is entirely gold or silver leaf. Shikishi boards date back to the late Heian (794-1185 A.D.) and Kamakura (1185-1333 A.D.) eras in Japanese history. They originally were used for special occasions to convey poetry; later on they were used to portray visual images. From the outset the intent of shikishi was to express the "logic of the heart", rather than the "logic of the mind".
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