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    ARTS: Konoha Gallery

    Greetings, artistic Sangha,

    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 (a Zen, sumi-e ink painting or calligraphy; the classic example is an enso), 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:
    IMG_2765.jpeg
    Gradient Squares

    And to restore your eyes, I will offer a later painting:
    IMG_3841 (1).jpeg
    Yixing Teapot (2020). After an original photograph
    by Kevin Murphy. Oils on loose cotton canvas. 9x12 inches.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-24-2021 at 02:25 AM.

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    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 ...


    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-20-2021 at 03:43 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    20210117_1511222.jpg 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
    Last edited by GrasshopperMan17; 01-20-2021 at 06:44 AM.

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    Spirit.png this is one i did to try my hand at digital drawing. i like how it turned out.

    Gassho, John

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    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.

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    Thank you Nengei! Much appreciated. I will post some more of my artwork tonight.

    Gassho, John

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    20180910_130039 (1).jpg this is a self portrait i did about 6 or 7 years ago of myself listening to music. drawn from a photograph.

    Gassho, John

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    20180910_125022.jpg this is a landscape drawing i did of a beach i saw while on a train, again 6 or 7 years ago.

    Gassho, John

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    11990398_153416221667421_8630854440279652529_n.jpg 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

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    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

    Enviado desde mi BLA-L29 mediante Tapatalk

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    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.

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    Thank you, Nangei! Yeah, i just saw the post Jundo made about that yesterday night, apologies for the mistake!

    Gassho, John
    Sat. LAH

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    Nice dragon, Horin!

    Gassho, John
    ST LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    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 ...


    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

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    Another dragon

    Gassho

    Horin

    Stlah

    Enviado desde mi BLA-L29 mediante Tapatalk

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    Very nice, Horin!

    Gassho, John
    ST/LAH

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    Very nice, Horin!

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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    Beautiful, what does the kanji say??
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Beautiful, what does the kanji say??
    It's Horin, walking forest:-)

    Gassho

    Stlah

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    Another dragon

    Gassho

    Horin

    Stlah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    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

    Caracalla, after Cavaceppi's bust in the Getty.

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    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
    Last edited by Franz; 02-21-2021 at 05:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz View Post
    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
    Wow, this is great!!!

    Gassho

    Horin

    Stlah

    Gesendet von meinem BLA-L29 mit Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz View Post
    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.

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    My today's watercolor ensō, with a small Sakura
    SatLah, F.

    Sent from my SM-G770F using Tapatalk

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    wow - this is an interesting thread and some real talent here!

    gassho

    risho
    -stlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz View Post
    My today's watercolor ensō, with a small Sakura
    SatLah, F.

    Sent from my SM-G770F using Tapatalk
    Franz, that is really nice work! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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