Book on the spirit and the practice of the Chan and sumie painting with Indian ink
The Chan or sumi-e painting, practised for centuries by the Chinese and Japanese painters, is characterized by the unique usage of the Indian ink. Learning this painting develops the dexterity, the ease and the speed of movement that demands neither retouch nor correction.
It is a question of representing that which is "essential", by suggestion rather than detail, to restore the spontaneity and the energy of each subject.
Robert Faure guides us through the inner journey one must take to master the technical skills behind the brushstroke. Using over 80 exercises, from the first tentative brushstroke to the more elaborate paintings, he will guide our hand and help us, step by step to find the path to authentic creativity.
You can find this book in France (FNAC, Charlemagne...)