Shibui Found Image Art, the process of one Shibui.
There are awkward areas that form, do these last, don’t solve them until they are clear to you. It will happen. Shibui are like puzzles to be answered.
I went through the arguing in my head stage not liking how I was solving the green trees. I feel into the design work of Shibui. (Those scalloped edges.) The layering of the pastels with the green leaved trees is in fact green and other colors to give shadowed areas, so there is dimension. “this image does have “bloom” from the wax in the pastels.
When giving the viewing distance this is quite striking. When create Shibui you are working very close to its surface. As with all art step back and look. Know that the Shibui will draw you in as it will your viewers. They will find the hidden things you slip in or see the intricacies as the come closer too.
The sky is requiring a lot of layering. When it comes to pastels it seems they need to set, and then they work better when you come back, the layers build. So if your working it and it does not seem you can layer more, come back to it.
The illusion is to make things go behind, come forward, and to build shadows, depth of field. These images wont show it put I began lightly to work a shadow over the grass from the base of a tree. This was a leap of faith for me. Always start light then layer darker for shadows.
Taking photos of your work as you work helps. You will see things, and have examples if you should want to discuss your image or to use it as examples if you become an instructor. Shibui is not like other forms of art. This is why I am writing an instruction manual so discussion can happen about what is brought into it. I apply things I know from other mediums at times such as creating mono prints.
I feel I may have to make some larger falling leaves, strategically placed they would help with the kind of depth I want to create.
Jars, squirt bottles, tooth brushes, straws, anything that will squirt, old rags, paper towels, masking tape.
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