In May of 2014, I went on a bicycle ride up a hill to visit a famous shrine. It was an arduous ride! But it was worth it. The shrine is called Yusuhara and it is a very beautiful place. I painted several on the spot paintings during this trip.
In April of 2014, I went on a family trip to Yabakei. This place is famous for beautiful cliffs. These cliffs are next to a river called Yamakuni. I spent some time finding a good view of the cliffs.Then, I took some photos. And later at home from my photos I did two paintings of these cliffs.