Good Morning Sunshine! In the studio!

A full sheet of paper is a lot of Shibui! This is on Strathmore watercolor.paper. My goal is to make what’s there to become 3D, have shadows so to create the fact of a light source exists. What I do with some Shibui I call design work. Like what you see on with the central vine leaves and flower. What is under this, was a blown run (the wet medium blown with a straw.) This creates finger that spread outward.

The moss on the tree is following the small edges of the dried wet medium.

This moves up into a salted wet area.

The trick will be to let the lighter salted area be where the salt can grow.
leaving these flowers white would push them back in a viewers mind, creating some depth. The small splatter help to do this as well. General what is light pushes back, dark comes forward.
The salt is in this middle area. The wisdom is to keep pastels light until your sure of what you want to do for shading.
I think it is interesting that sometime I am given odd shapes to work with. Like the flower on the left. Keep in mind I am letting the foundation tell me what is there. That part comes first then I can add to it with intentional supportive parts of Shibui. Like the leaves, flowers need leaves and vines? The bend and tuck under other things.

Please if you have questions do ask me. This is my website with FASO It will tell you a bit more. Now I am back in the saddle, I must update it. But it gives you incites I may not have hit yet here. Best wishes! Much love! Pejj

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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