Art And Design Series. Shibui Chicory or not Chicory?

For now the title is: Wild Chicory

This Shibui has proven to be quite the challenge, and I wanted to show it to you. I am working on it with a light application of color. What makes it hard is there are a lot of equal-sized events and no main events.

My thought is to make the colors I use work as the events within the foundation itself. This is requiring very delicate work in between all those equal-sized events of blue chicory flowers. How to make them be more realistic as real chicory appears is also a part of the issue if they are indeed to be chicory. Real Chicory is not a single flower as these appear to be at this point. Real Chicory has tall stems with flowers at a distance from one another. This would mean building stems through intentional work on the Chicory close to the viewer. That would help the illusion of the Lupine-like flowers behind them.

A close up shot.

Once I am confident of what comes next I can begin working it with the darker colors. Build in more leaves and stems through supportive intentional work. Outlining brings what you outline closer to you.

A second view.

An absence of larger leaves should be addressed as well. How to build them in and where? This is where Dura-Lar will help. They will need to be darker to work well. Larger leave opportunity far right corner? Some of the spaces? Otherwise, it is over the top of what was worked. This is one of those tough puzzles to be solved.

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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