So this is not really a story but just an attempt to add some context to this painting. You can also see how I turned a painting of the countryside into a snow scene.
Last week, I spent a whole day at my exhibition. I don’t think it helped sales but I learnt about what paintings people liked. On the final day of the exhibition, after I had finished and had packed away my work, I decided that I needed some fresh air. So I drove up the mountain, found an interesting place and stopped.
Here is a series of watercolor paintings of a beautiful countryside scene. This scene may be from a place I visited in 2013. Sadly, I no longer know the name of this place. But I think this place is somewhere between Oita city and Fukuoka city. However, the mellow evening mood of these paintings with the partially dissolved figures was from my imagination. I had a vision of just such a scene. You could call it a creative vision. And that vision inspired this series.
This is a painting of a country path in a region called Hiji. I have visited this region quite a few times and have found some very picturesque scenes here such as the one above. And as I look at this painting, I find myself thinking that this is a very good painting and I am surprised that I almost binned it.