Portfolio > New Work 2016

White Tara, Moku hanga, Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Faith Stone, faithstoneart
White Tara in Kona
woodblock and watercolor painting

I like to place Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the environment where I am living and working. For this piece I used Hawaiian landscape elements and local wildlife including a mynah bird and a neighborhood rooster.

Moku Hanga is a labor-intensive traditional Japanese woodblock technique. The woodblocks are hand carved, and hand rubbed using sumie watercolor inks with a barren onto fine mulberry paper. Traditionally separate blocks are carved for each color. I have been experimenting with individually watercolor painting each hand rubbed print. As a result, colors vary with each woodblock print.

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