I have a friend who is a metalwork sculptor. He will soon have an exhibition in a small Japanese town called Yufuin. And he will show two of my paintings in his exhibition. So, as I’m a landscape painter and the exhibition is held in Yufuin, I thought it would be a good idea to visit this town and do some paintings of the place. This story is about that trip.
Today was a beautiful sunny day in January. It was a perfect day for outdoor painting. But maybe not if you have a one and half year old toddler. I had a plan though. So, I took my toddler, Annie, down to the river where we could play. But I also took my sketchbook so …
There has been a lot of construction going on in the city where I live. And this construction has created a road with a beautiful, panoramic view of the city. This is because the area next to the road has become a temporary natural wasteland with no buildings upon it. And I have wasted no time in getting out and painting this amazing view from the road.