I painted this picture roughly around 2010.
At this time I was struggling a lot at watercolor painting.
And I noticed that I didn’t paint the trees and bushes well in nearly all my paintings during this period.
But in this particular painting I painted the trees and bushes very well.
I especially like the touches of yellow in the painting.
They really stand out.
And they have lovely shapes and nice edges.
This place is Nanase park.
It’s a very large and beautiful park.
It is on the edge of the city and there are spectacular views of fields and distant mountains.
And I have been to this park many times, sometimes as a family trip and sometimes as a painting trip.
Normally, I do paintings of the river at this park.
So this painting is a different subject matter from what I normally paint.