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Iris Bed Sword Painting

Yesterday I watched a film on urban art and wanted to draw large lose drawings. I bought a role of painter's brown paper and went to the iris beds. I taped the brush to the sword after doing my tai chi warm ups and forms. The iris were not blooming but I put flowers in there anyway.

Reflections: Drawing with an extended brush add momentum to each stroke. Abstractions happen. The paper rippled and added a horizontal direction. A sword wants to swing. Next experiment will be zen circles.



Paint, ink and sword painting set up at Zilker Park

Painting on brown paper Iris Bed March 2011

Setting of Honoria Starbuck's paintings of the iris bed in Zilker Park Austin, TX
Tags: art, drawing, india ink, iris, painting, sword, tai chi
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