Art Journal 2018
Paintings and Stories of a Watercolor Landscape Artist Living in Japan
Stark Urban Light
I saw this beautiful but harsh clash of brilliant sunlight creating a gritty, sparkling patch of light on the road surface and emphasizing the grayness and darkness of the city surfaces.
Early Morning Cyclist
I live in the city and I am often looking for interesting streets. This is one of those interesting streets. I like the dynamic feeling of this road which is created by the curve of the road and the barriers. I also like the elevated railway in the distance and all the poles and lines which create an interesting skyline. I must admit I did add a few more palm trees for aesthetic reasons.
Went on a family trip to Shimanoseki. On the second day of the trip we went to Oumi-jima where there is a beautiful coastline with many interesting rocks protruding out of the sea. There is a coastal path that we walked along and from the path I could see the view above. I could have walked along that path the whole day but sadly my family didn't feel the same wanderlust. This painting has an oddity. I didn't see it until somebody pointed out that one of the protruding rocks looks like a hand with the finger and thumb pointing up - can you see that too?
River at Dusk
Went to a gift shop in Kitsuki where the owner sell crafts created by foreigners. She was interested in showing some of my paintings. We had a lovely time there - especially my daughter who is 6. On the way back I saw this beautiful scene of a river at dusk. I took a photo and later in the studio painted this picture.