This Shibui is one of the earlier ones. In studying it, using my skills of art critiquing___ I would have to say this Shibui would be seen as “too busy!” It is! However the nature of a Shibui is what it is, and things are where they are! However, to make it less busy would mean that I not outline so much of what was there. The not outlined marks of medium (watercolor) would have receded a bit. Notice the ones at the top of the busy warring Shibui? Perhaps they are bits of dancing glass, at least that is where my imagination takes me!
I put in the circle because the shape found there looked like a person watching what was happening! I added lines that looked like mountains. These may have been the edges of light watercolor.
I added ground to give the sense of a landscape. A possible place for “it” to happen in. Shibui tend to come alive, they are fantastical, imaginary places. The life, the story is of its own telling.
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj