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Books and Publications



One of FOS’s most active members, Cliff Brown has invited members and painters to view online PDF eBooks he has created of his brush paintings.  The subjects include:

  • 2023 Horses               (November 2023 thirty-day challenge, focus on how horse captures chi)

  • 2023 iPad Forest        (June 2023 thirty-day challenge, completed on an iPad with Procreate app)

  • 2022 Etegami             (November 2022 thirty-day challenge)

  • 2022 Book of Birds     (June 2022 thirty-day challenge)

  • 2020 Plein Air             (Tuesday Painters samples - San Diego 2017 to 2020)

  • Backyard 2018           (Welcome to my Backyard)

  • Clouds 2019               (Realm of Clouds - 2019 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Hokusai in Edo 2016  (2016 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Kauai 2021

  • Portraits 2015             (Nineteen Days of Portraits)

  • San Diego 2015          (Plein Air San Diego 2015)

  • Sketchbook 2019        (November 2019 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Sumi-e Dreams 2018  (2018 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Sumi-e Hands 2021    (2021 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Sumi-e Forest 2017    (2017 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Tortoise 2016              (Thirty Days of California Desert Tortoise - 2016 Challenge)

  • Wu Guanzhong 2017  (Cliff's 2017 Thirty Day Challenge)

  • Yosemite 2019

  • Yosemite 2021

  • 2022 Yosemite            (Mother's Day trip to Yosemite)


Click HERE to view all of Cliff's brush painting eBooks, and enjoy!  

Right click on the filename, or left click on the 3 dot menu on the right side of the "Search in Drive" screen and select Preview to view a eBook.


For information on the books shown below contact Takashi Ijichi, or call 619-255-2501.

Sumi-e by Ryuho Takashi Ijichi

At the Desert’s Green Edge An Ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima illustrated by Takashi Ijichi

Rabbit in the Moon adapted from the Japanese fairytale illustrated by Takashi Ijichi and the students of the 2011 Wednesday class

Chieko and the Pine A Japanese Folktale by Steven Gregory Illustrated by Takashi Ijichi

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