Rinpa, Japan, Christine Read, botanical art, Rinpa, Japan
Banksia on Gold – view 2
Rinpa, Japan, Christine Read, botanical art
Banksia on Gold – view 1
Pencil, gouache, gold acrylic and gel pen
Exercise in my Rinpa style: Pencil, gouache, gold acrylic and gel pen
Rising Moon 102 x 75cm oil on canvas [SOLD]
Rising Moon 102 x 75cm oil on canvas [SOLD]
Eucalyptus and Rising Moon
Eucalyptus and Rising Moon

Lake Ainsworth, acrylic painting, Christine Read, landscape
Lake Ainsworth Impression, acrylic on canvas 60 x60cm [SOLD]
These new works are inspired by the Rinpa style art of Japan and the later work of Kamisaka Sekka. There is an earlier post on this website that describes my visit to an exhibition of Rinpa at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Fruit of the Vine. Acrylic, pencil and gouache.
Fruit of the Vine. Acrylic, pencil and gouache.

The style depicts flowers and trees, birds and other natural images often using the sun, moon or a stream in a stylistic manner. Gold and silver are often used and bold colour. I have tried to incorporate Australian native plants in my work. The art of Japan is often found on screens with panels that join together – the three paintings below join together to form a screen or triptych. Rinpa art celebrates nature often using the ‘Four Seasons’ as an inspiration and in these times of climate change it seems  appropriate to send the message to ‘tread lightly on the planet’.

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