P'oMo or Splashing Ink

My love of spontaneous Chinese brush painting has provided a unique segue for exploring more abstract techniques of Oriental painting. I am exploring a style called "PoMo" or “Splashing Ink”. This technique involves working wet in wet, throwing or pouring watercolor and ink on rice paper, canvas or shikishi board and then finishing the painting through the use of traditional brush work. “Splashed ink” is generally associated with the eccentrics of the later Tang dynasty and with some Zen artists of the 13th century and was made popular by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983).

Splashing Ink on Rice Paper          Click on a image to see information and a larger more detailed view of the painting.

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Splashing Ink (PoMo) on Shikishi Boards    Click on the image to see information and a larger more detailed view of the painting.

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Splashing Ink (PoMo) Landscapes      Click on the image to see information and a larger more detailed view of the painting.

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by

Charlene M. Fuhrman-Schulz

Traditional Chinese Brush Painting and Contemporary Watercolors