Ten Cherry Tree Black Ink Paintings

The following ten paintings were inspired by a recent trip to Washington DC where I was fortunate to experience the early bloom of our famous national cherry trees. All but #3 and#4 (which are from the National Arboretum) are from the tidal basin area of the national mall. These trees were planted in 1912 as a gift from the people of Japan. The paintings are all 9″ X 12″, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord.

cherry trees #1
Cherry Trees #1, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #2
Cherry Trees #2, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #3
Cherry Trees #3, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #4
Cherry Trees #4, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #5
Cherry Trees #5, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #6
Cherry Trees #6, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #7
Cherry Trees #7, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #8
Cherry Trees #8, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
cherry trees #9
Cherry Trees #9, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis

 

Cherry Trees #10, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis
Cherry Trees #10, Washington DC, hand-ground black ink with acrylic wash, mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2013, Mark W. McGinnis

Kaua’i Black Ink Paintings

The following are a series of ten black ink paintings that were inspired my a late February-early March week-long trip to the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.

Kaua'i #1, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #2, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #3, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #4, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #5, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #6, 9" X 12", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #7, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #8, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #9, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Kaua'i #10, 8" X 18", hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis