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Nengei
01-20-2021, 02:03 AM
Greetings, artistic Sangha, gassho1

Welcome to the Konoha Gallery! This thread is an ongoing place for you to show us your creative, two-dimensional works. Paintings, drawings, digital images; basically, if you created it by moving something like a pencil or a brush or a stylus across a flat surface, please put it here for your Sangha to enjoy and (positively) comment on. We really do want to see it!

Any painting or drawing, whether created as a zenga (https://www.mountaincloud.org/zen-and-the-art-of-art/) (a Zen, sumi-e ink painting or calligraphy; the classic example is an enso (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensō)), a modern abstract painting, or a quick sketch for your kid's lunch bag, they all deserve attention here. The rule is that you must be the person who created what you post in this thread. It is totally fine for you to post your copy of another artist's work, usually accompanied by "With apologies to [Michelangelo]" or "after Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus."

A note on comments: Please feel at liberty to express your appreciation and encouragement for other's work. Please do not feel at liberty to critique, offer advice, or instruct. This is a zone of encouragement.

To prove that any level of work is welcome here, I offer an early Nengei original:
6988
Gradient Squares

And to restore your eyes, I will offer a later painting:
6989
Yixing Teapot (2020). After an original photograph
by Kevin Murphy. Oils on loose cotton canvas. 9x12 inches.

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Jundo
01-20-2021, 03:29 AM
Just a note that Konoha is "Treeleaf" in Japanese. Our Sangha's "official" name in Japanese is the "Ko no ha" (木之葉) Zendo, in which the first character means (and looks like) a tree (木), the "no" (之) is a possessive (like an apostrophe 's in English), and the final kanji (葉) means leaf. So, it means "tree's leaf" or "leaf of the tree" ... Treeleaf. Here is the name written by Nishijima Roshi as it hangs over our Zendo door in Tsukuba ...


http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3697&d=1473848877

Gassho, J

STLah

GrasshopperMan17
01-20-2021, 06:39 AM
6990 this is a drawing i did recently of my best friend on the internet. he goes by Lolthulhu, and hes someone i really admire and look up to as a friend and human being. this was drawn from a photo his wife took of him fixing his bike. i will be posting more photos soon!

Gassho, John

GrasshopperMan17
01-20-2021, 06:42 AM
6991 this is one i did to try my hand at digital drawing. i like how it turned out.

Gassho, John

Nengei
01-21-2021, 12:21 AM
Wonderful, creative work, John! Both of them. Thank you for sharing these with us and for telling us about your friend.

And welcome to Treeleaf!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

GrasshopperMan17
01-21-2021, 07:37 PM
Thank you Nengei! Much appreciated. I will post some more of my artwork tonight.

Gassho, John

GrasshopperMan17
01-22-2021, 06:56 AM
6993 this is a self portrait i did about 6 or 7 years ago of myself listening to music. drawn from a photograph.

Gassho, John

GrasshopperMan17
01-22-2021, 06:59 AM
6994 this is a landscape drawing i did of a beach i saw while on a train, again 6 or 7 years ago.

Gassho, John

GrasshopperMan17
01-22-2021, 07:02 AM
6995 this is a stylistic fish drawing i did 6 or 7 years ago. its blurry because its been downloaded so many times, as i gave away the original years ago.

Gassho, John

Horin
01-23-2021, 03:23 PM
I was sitting with my kids drawing stuff, so I decided to draw a dragon.
It lived for 7 minutes and disappeared into impermanence.

Gassho

Horin

Stlah https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210123/1b87f55f9eca27c5ea83239b5fafa0b7.jpg

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Nengei
01-23-2021, 04:40 PM
More nice work, John! Remember to do sitting Zazen each day before posting, and note that under your name: "Sat today" or "ST." It's one of our ways of stressing the importance of Zazen.

Horin, wonderful! A fiery dragon, indeed! POOF!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

GrasshopperMan17
01-24-2021, 02:18 AM
Thank you, Nangei! Yeah, i just saw the post Jundo made about that yesterday night, apologies for the mistake!

Gassho, John
Sat. LAH

GrasshopperMan17
01-24-2021, 02:20 AM
Nice dragon, Horin!

Gassho, John
ST LAH

Nikos
01-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Just a note that Konoha is "Treeleaf" in Japanese. Our Sangha's "official" name in Japanese is the "Ko no ha" (木之葉) Zendo, in which the first character means (and looks like) a tree (木), the "no" (之) is a possessive (like an apostrophe 's in English), and the final kanji (葉) means leaf. So, it means "tree's leaf" or "leaf of the tree" ... Treeleaf. Here is the name written by Nishijima Roshi as it hangs over our Zendo door in Tsukuba ...


http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3697&d=1473848877

Gassho, J

STLah

Some manga/anime lovers may recognise the name Konoha from the Naruto series. The village of the protagonist is called Konoha village or Konohagakure and the official translation of the village is "Village Hidden in the Leaves" or "Hidden Leaf Village". Just a quick fun fact
Nikolas,
Sat/Lah

Horin
01-25-2021, 06:01 PM
Another dragon

Gassho

Horin

Stlah

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GrasshopperMan17
01-26-2021, 07:13 PM
Very nice, Horin!

Gassho, John
ST/LAH

Nengei
01-27-2021, 12:14 AM
Very nice, Horin!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Shokai
01-27-2021, 03:41 AM
Beautiful, what does the kanji say??

Horin
01-27-2021, 07:44 AM
Beautiful, what does the kanji say??It's Horin, walking forest:-)

Gassho

Stlah

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Washin
01-27-2021, 10:28 AM
Another dragon

Gassho

Horin

Stlah
:encouragement:gassho1

Nengei
02-17-2021, 05:27 AM
Here are a couple of recent works of mine; not particularly Buddhist, but then you can find Dharma everywhere if you look for it.

Rhapsody (https://static.wixstatic.com/media/1cc358_fb9a2cb658d342728b2845c8f477df46~mv2.jpeg/v1/fill/w_311,h_420,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/1cc358_fb9a2cb658d342728b2845c8f477df46~mv2.webp)

Caracalla (https://static.wixstatic.com/media/1cc358_a799872a85ff4f3190e1ca9c2a941ad6~mv2.jpeg/v1/fill/w_355,h_420,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/1cc358_a799872a85ff4f3190e1ca9c2a941ad6~mv2.webp), after Cavaceppi's bust in the Getty.

Franz
02-21-2021, 01:08 PM
Started recently to paint watercolor in quick works of 20-30 minutes, to incorporate painting in my daily zen routine. Here is my ensō-cat (inspired from oi-yee-tai.pixels.com)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/D24EXR7WJzQmysAZA
Gassho, satlah

Horin
02-21-2021, 02:19 PM
Started recently to paint watercolor in quick works of 20-30 minutes, to incorporate painting in my daily zen routine. Here is my ensō-cat (inspired from oi-yee-tai.pixels.com)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/D24EXR7WJzQmysAZAWow, this is great!!!

Gassho

Horin

Stlah

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Nengei
02-21-2021, 04:10 PM
Started recently to paint watercolor in quick works of 20-30 minutes, to incorporate painting in my daily zen routine. Here is my ensō-cat (inspired from oi-yee-tai.pixels.com)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/D24EXR7WJzQmysAZA

Beautiful ensō with kitty, Franz! Thank you for adding to our gallery!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Franz
02-25-2021, 09:08 PM
My today's watercolor ensō, with a small Sakura [emoji263][emoji120]
SatLah, F. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210225/224e7ad677e1e4eba2b9cb953b3516a8.jpg

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Risho
02-25-2021, 11:16 PM
wow - this is an interesting thread and some real talent here! [claps]

gassho

risho
-stlah

Nengei
02-26-2021, 01:37 AM
My today's watercolor ensō, with a small Sakura [emoji263][emoji120]
SatLah, F. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210225/224e7ad677e1e4eba2b9cb953b3516a8.jpg

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Franz, that is really nice work! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Franz
03-05-2021, 09:19 PM
This week I went on with my watercolor routine, following a river's flow [emoji120][emoji4][emoji569]
Sathttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/f0e470950944c6e520d31b978e9843ba.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/e0c4308341fda0f8211fad88bdba8464.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/617c395c4741a4a7585696a31c9b6fc1.jpg

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Seikan
03-05-2021, 09:25 PM
This week I went on with my watercolor routine, following a river's flow [emoji120][emoji4][emoji569]
Sathttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/f0e470950944c6e520d31b978e9843ba.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/e0c4308341fda0f8211fad88bdba8464.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210305/617c395c4741a4a7585696a31c9b6fc1.jpg

Sent from my SM-G770F using TapatalkFranz, those are simply stunning! Wow!

You've inspired me as I've wanted to dive into something different for a new visual practice. Are you using regular "western" watercolors and brushes, or are you using sumi-e materials and techniques?

Gassho,
Seikan

-stlah-


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Nengei
03-06-2021, 03:45 AM
Very nice, Franz! Lovely to see this style of work, and done so well!

Gassho
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Franz
03-06-2021, 09:45 PM
Franz, those are simply stunning! Wow!

You've inspired me as I've wanted to dive into something different for a new visual practice. Are you using regular "western" watercolors and brushes, or are you using sumi-e materials and techniques?

Gassho,
Seikan

-stlah-


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Thanks for your kind words Nengei & Seikan [emoji4]
I just entered the world of watercolor. To start without pretentiousness, I bought a simple 24 colours Winsor and Newton beginner's set and some inexpensive brushes and paper on amazon (in case I would drop after a couple of paintings). But I admit I am very fashinated by the world of ink wash painting techniques and sumi e. Maybe one day I'll give it a try [emoji23]
Have a nice weekend!!
Sat today, Franz


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