Good Morning Sunshine! In the studio! Birds! Birds! Birds!

This fine Fellow!___ I love him! I have no idea why I see him , as a him.

With this Shibui color of the watercolor was very light on the paper. If you have read other blogs you may have read that to solve the puzzle of creating a Shibui’s foundation means following, and using the edges of the watercolor itself. Once you have that shape worked out then you do the intentional work. In this case, the upper wing needs to connect to his body.

You can see some of the light tint in the wing still. The centers for the flowers were there so I made intentional pedals. And made connecting stems and leaves for other flowers out further than the yellow ones.

I will leave the blue splatters for how and what they are.

I solved what was underneath the bird as a tree stump with small branches. I do not know if I will introduce more. If I did I could do brushwork with some light blue watercolor, then work it to make it show through a bit.

The linework you see is for the most part where the drying watercolor left a fine line to follow.

Often a signature has to be put in place before a Shubui is done.

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


  1. The image is not completed yet. I call this type of work Shibui Found Image Art, the bird is what I found. In this moment I do not recall if I said that in the blog. Thank you! I love it too.


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