1. I Dreamt I was a Butterfly – Sumi-e Ink Painting on Handmade Xuan Paper with gold sprinkles mounted on Board with handmade Black Paper Mat; 24 x 18 in.
2. UnMade Bed: “I dreamt I was a butterfly” – oil painting on canvas; 20 x 16 in.
Patricia Larkin Green
A turning point for me was learning to paint Sumi-e, (East Asian ink wash painting), where my goal is
to capture the soul of the subject. When I paint a flower I am freed from reproduction and inspired to
convey its movement and fragrance. Less is more.
Sumi-e ink painting largely informs my work and my life. This art practice is a journey to connect the
heart mind and body. I exercise this method when I work in oils to focus my intention to deliver
decisive strokes. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, with useless detail eliminated.
When I paint my intent is to let each mark of my brush meet the canvas as an extension of my state of
© Patricia Larkin Green