painting of daffodils with haiku

“daffodil sunlight” is 11×14, painted with sumi ink and Japanese watercolors on paper and digitally edited. A birthday card and a Mother’s Day card version are available. © Annette Makino 2017


With a Zen sense of lightness and humor, Annette Makino combines Japanese-inspired paintings with haiku and other words to capture fleeting moments and make connections. Using bamboo brushes, she paints with sumi ink that is ground in an ink stone, then adds color with Japanese watercolors. As is traditional in Asian art, she stamps each painting in red with one of her personal seals. Much of Makino’s work is inspired by the Japanese tradition of haiga, artwork combined with haiku so the image and words deepen each other. She offers her authentic and joyful paintings, prints, cards, and calendars online and at selected retailers through Makino Studios.

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    artist Annette Makino at work

    Makino Studios News

    Free shipping: Since April is National Poetry Month, Makino Studios is offering free shipping for US orders of $15 or more through the Makino Studios Etsy store. Use code SPRING2017 through April 30.

    New cards: Twelve new designs can now be found in the Etsy shop and in the Greeting Card section of the Gallery.

    Long story short: To celebrate Haiku Poetry Day, Annette shared a sampler of her recent haiku.