Here are some close ups of the beautiful marbling I achieved from yesterday’s Suminagashi session. I love them just the way they are! It will be hard to add anything to these because they get their beauty from the random entropy of diffusing paint. This naturalness is what I wanted to capture, so I avoided using rakes or combs to manipulate the paint. The entire Suminagashi experience felt special, in that most of the work was in the preparation of the paints and “size”. It was like a tea ceremony, ritualistic and quiet – much like meditation. I will definitely do this again.