Ume Blossom - Sumi-e

The Sakura blossom buds are getting fatter by the day as the weather warms up. Walking along Meguro River I notice only one flower making a brave appearance so it will not be long before the trees will burst into bloom.

To get into the mood of Sakura season my Sumi-e Sensei had the class painting Ume blossom. It was the first time for me and being a left-hander I found the process a little easier than painting Camellias, not that it improved the end result. Still years of practice to be ‘half way’ good at painting this gorgeous art form

The process of Sumi-e painting is so relaxing from the moment you start making your sumi-e to when you load your brush then forming the flowing strokes to build your image.