Gareth Naylor

Atmospheric paintings of Japan

Watercolor painting of golden winter fields

Painting a beautiful countryside scene near a cafe where I will have an exhibition

Watercolor painting of golden winter fields
“Golden winter fields”

So this is not really a story but just an attempt to add some context to this painting.

In my story “Taking a wrong turn” you can learn about how I came to know the owner of a cafe with a gallery called Mizushi no Mori.

This cafe is situated in Kuju which is a beautiful national park.

And although my primary purpose in visiting this cafe was to get the chance to exhibit there, I couldn’t help appreciating the beautiful countryside around the cafe.

The painting above is from a scene I saw near this cafe.

It was February. At that time of the year, there are beautiful leafless trees and golden fields.

Towards the end of this year, 2015, I reused the same scene and turned it into a snow scene. I then used this snow scene image on Christmas cards for my family.

Watercolor painting of fields covered in snow
“Snow-covered fields”

That’s all,



This story was written in February of 2015.