Sylvia Bokkerink

Art discipline Schilderijen Location Kunstmaand Ameland 2022 Website www.sylviabokkerink.exto.nl
Sylvia Bokkerink

I always start with observing the objects of my interest in all its elements. In this case, the Wadden landscape, smelling and tasting the sea, the beach and the dunes, really soaking them in. Once in my studio, the landscape overflows from my head, heart, hand in ink on rice paper. In utmost concentration I paint with a minimum of brushstrokes and a maximum of imagination the image that I internalized on the spot. Less is always more in Sumi-e. The white spaces are just as important as the painted surfaces. The brush stroke is final and cannot be corrected. That is why each stroke has to be placed with the correct pressure and speed, while the proportion of water and ink in the brush has to be just right. 15 years ago I was introduced to the Sumi-e painting technique. Ever since, I have been perfecting my skills. By now, I represent the Wadden-landscape in a few strokes and have created a collection of paintings. In addition, I like to inspire others to start the Sumi-e journey. I give workshops and courses on a regular basis. Japan meets Holland

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