“Wash”, 9×12″ sumi-e ink on watercolor paper, 2018


Original in Tom’s Collection



One of those “happy accidents”… was tryin’ out ideas for the backdrop to a poem i’d written a few years ago and not havin’ luck with pencil or acrylic sketches, i made a few quick lines and splashes with some sumi-e ink and some traditional bamboo brushes and sketch pens i’d been wantin’ to try out… it worked, and in a very few minutes i had what i needed… and i liked it enough to offer it on it’s own, too… the title, “Wash” comes from the ink wash that sets the mood, but also because the angler is fishin’ right in the surf wash, where the Stripers lurk…