Shibui Found Image Art So What Is It?

Some more examples on one Shibui. I will show more of this same image in another post in the future.

Shibui is like finding something in the clouds. Although this being so perfect I wonder. But I ended up with a great shot of a pig one day! But this is the idea. Can you imagine following the outside edge with a micron pen? And how would you solve the bottom of the image? Would you solve it with this lion having two front legs or would you put some sort of flowers there? Can you see how you could make the ear work? The shadows are perfect. Would you have it be a lamb?
This Shibui Found Image Art is in process.

At this time the colors are kept light. It is a delicate piece to work, a lot of detail. The placement of colors is important to keep the viewers eye traveling around the Shibui. The turquoise is the watercolor used. I want to “keep” this color, and allow it to show through. I have used kosher salt with this Shibui. I will not add wet medium or pastels in the area where the kosher salt is so that it will grown the beautiful crystals. I want to moss on the tree to look real. I am needed to keep the point of the pastels sharp so I can get into the small areas, it is tricky to work shade into these small areas.

The salt in the upper middle part of this image. What you see as the long vine was a long wide run of wet medium across the page. When I study these to make decisions, it is likely something underneath appeared to be a flower, Likely the center was a spatter. The flower leads to making leaves. In this case the leaves are design work, made to fit in the run. The darker splatter became a rosette, I followed those edges and made a spiral inside to create the rosette. Note how leaving the white flowers white and allowing them blue centers let them push back behind?

Building the flower. The shape was one where it looks like one of the petals is torn. In the image I have a torn piece of the petal falling down.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is 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

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