Paul Binnie
Black Storm

Paul Binnie “Black Storm” 2016 main image
Kokuran shows an old windmill in a marshy grassland landscape, about to be engulfed in a heavy rainstorm, and the deep black cloud of the upper area was printed three times with concentrated sumi (charcoal ink) to make a dense velvety black, against which stripes of silver rain stand out. Sharp eyed viewers might notice the lower rain just above the horizon is printed in two colours, blue-grey and blackish purple, to give more depth to the distance. The farthest heavy rain on the left is printed with baren sujizuri (printing with the edge of the baren to create lines), so each print is slightly different.
Paul Binnie
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
Black Storm
Japanese title
Kokuran 黒嵐
Series title
Date
Medium
Reduction woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
64.6 × 31.4 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
Edition size
40
Artist's proofs
5, usually
Subjects
Landscapes (Fūkei-ga 風景画)
Remarks
Wicken Fenn near Cambridge, England
References
Catalogue number
161 (L184)
Supplementary images