Willows and Boise River Black Ink Paintings

The graceful similarity of willow leaves to bamboo leaves has often caught my eye. I finally decided to take action on the observation and what medium could better for such an endeavor than black ink. The following six paintings are the results.

Willows & Boise River #1, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Willows & Boise River #2, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Willows & Boise River #3, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Willows & Boise River #4, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Willows & Boise River #5, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis
Willows & Boise River #6, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper, 9″ X 12″, 2012, Mark W. McGinnis

Sawtooth Mountains in Spring — Black Ink Paintings

In early April we took a day drive through the Sawtooth mountains in West-Central Idaho. It was a glorious day with breathtaking views and mild shirtsleeve weather. I took an abundance of pictures and back at my studio used them as inspiration for a series of black ink paintings shown to you below.

Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #1, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #2, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #3, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #4, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #5, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #6, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #7, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #8, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #9, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis
Sawtooth Mountains in Spring #10, hand-ground black ink on mulberry paper mounted on Claybord, 9″ X 12″, 2012, $175.00, Mark W. McGinnis