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A Cloudwalker

by Wu De » Jun 16th 09 12:03 pm

Cloudwalking:

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tea drunkard

by Wu De » Jun 16th 09 1:41 pm

My wife suggested to me that when tea-drunk my paintings seem to make more sense. As they are inspired by tea, and stained by the sessions that always precede my paintings, I've decided that whenever anyone orders a painting it will also come with some free, fine tea from my collection, so you can view it through the leaves I do. :D

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by hooksie » Jun 16th 09 2:10 pm

Aaron, I'm really liking "Cloudwalking"!

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by Wu De » Jun 16th 09 4:44 pm

The calligraphy reads "Aroma of Tea" (and my typical "Yi Cha Hui Shi"). I imagine the aroma of the hermit's tea as I climb the trail to his ledge: Needless to say, I'm a silly teahead drunk on 70s 7532...

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Some scrolls 1

by Wu De » Jun 18th 09 12:16 pm

Here are 3 new scrolls.

I'm sure you can tell what tea I've been drinking lately :o

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Some scrolls 2

by Wu De » Jun 18th 09 12:18 pm

Second one:

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Some scrolls 3

by Wu De » Jun 18th 09 12:20 pm

3 of 3, have a cup of tea. Calligraphy turned out nice on this one:

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What Flows Through Tea (painting)

by Wu De » Jun 19th 09 7:39 am

Note: From now on, I will mention if they are paintings or scrolls in parentheses in the titles.

The calligraphy says that "tea has in it the clouds, water and mountain." This includes a pun as "cloud water" is also what zen novices are called--perhaps the two itsy-bitsy tea sages down by a hut, beneath the pines--taking it all in.

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Hanging Out II (painting)

by Wu De » Jun 19th 09 7:42 am

Really, really stupefied from some 60s Puerh when I painted this Zen monk, chillin' out with some tree tea ("old-growth", as they say):

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A Dream of Tea (painting)

by Wu De » Jun 19th 09 7:44 am

Believe it or not, I dreamt this two nights ago--including the gourd to carry the water:

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by coloradopu » Jun 19th 09 10:29 pm

i love the walk in the clouds but hanging out on the limb scares me.

you are lucky.! some people can't even remember there dreams let alone put them into and onto a piece of paper. its cool to have such a glimpse into the mind of another artist.

the colors you use are brilliant and i wonder if your dreams are the same. as you did not use much color in the dream scape.

one last question do you make or grind your own pigments too?

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by clareandromeda » Jun 19th 09 11:02 pm

I loooove "what flows through tea". The simplicity of the lines of the river and ability to express the trueness of water... Water flows through so much of life..doesn't it?

PS how is my monk?

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by Wu De » Jun 20th 09 3:52 am

Yes, I grind my own ink and pigments. I also use only handmade papers (purchased, but I'm learning). I find the time spent grinding is worth it as it calms me down even more before picking up the brush. Also, the colors are so much different from what you can buy in a tube or cake. I do dream in color, often lucidly.

Thanks Clare. Your scroll is being mounted as we speak. It takes about a week, as the rice-glutton glue dries a bit slow in Taiwan due to humidity. As I am just beginning to learn how to mount, I still pay my friend to do the work and mostly watch, helping out here and there. I chose a duller, water-blue with a flower pattern for the silk and the best quality dark-wood for the dowel/knobs. I think it will look nice.

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Bodhidharma's Eyelids (painting)

by Wu De » Jun 20th 09 4:21 am

My "Damo" is rather peaceful compared to most, though he's still loony like me. The calligraphy says "Bodhidharma's eyelids", which as most of you know is another way of saying 'tea".

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