Books and Publications


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

  • Welcome to my Backyard

  • Hokusai in Edo, 

  • Plein Air San Diego 2015,

  • Nineteen Days of Portraits

  • Sumi-e Forest 2017

  • Sumi-e Dreams 2018

  • Thirty Days of California Desert Tortoise

  • Wu Guanzhong 2017

  • Yosemite 2019

  • Realm of Clouds


Cliff has just added "Realm of Clouds" to his PDF eBooks collection.  This is his June 2019 thirty day challenge to become a “sumi-e scientist” and engage in a technical study of the application of sumi-e to painting clouds.

Click HERE to view "Realm of Clouds".


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


For information on purchasing the books below contact Takashi Ijichi, or call 619-255-2501, or check with Sensei during class.  Sumi-e by Ryuho (Takashi Ijichi) is available from Takashi in black and white or color or can be ordered at  Production of “Sumi-e by Ryuho” was by Society member Louise Rendich.

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