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The last Daniel Colvin Fine Art invitation I sent out contained this image, Iridescent Ikebana painted on mulberry paper with Sumi Ink and Acrylic Pigments. I am beginning to arrange the studio to do more of this work on Asian Paper. Hopefully, if the weather is nice, I can paint outside, where I feel free to really splatter and swish the paint around. I've developed a style where I can use modern pigments, including metallic and iridescent colors and paint in this ancient style. The iridescent pigments are mostly lost on the computer screen so its an extra treat to see the original paintings and all the rich depth of color that exists there. I love this kind of painting because its very immediate and dramatic to do. check back in a week to see the first results.

Iridescent Ikebana by Daniel Colvin  Sumi ink and Acrylic on  Mulberry paper, 2005,  24" x39"


 Ikebana  refers to Japanese flower arranging and I'm often inspired to make 2d versions of this on paper. Or at least when I look at the result of some of my Sumi style still life's, I think of Ikebana. By the way, this original painting is still available for purchase. I hope to have a gallery of my Sumi Paintings up soon.

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I love the River Sylph painting, and the Ruby beach photos.

Hey, I heard a rumor that you're coming out with a collaborative DVD. When (and how) can we get our hands on one?

May 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKen S

Thanks. I do have a DVD of Atlas Dei coming out. It is a feature film I made with Composer Robert Rich. I should be selling those from my website( and this blog by the end of the month

see for details on the film.

May 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDan Colvin

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