Watercolor painting of a man strolling across a wet beach

Watercolor paintings of a wet beach with soft reflections

The hot and humid weather forced me indoors. But this was not a bad thing. Because in my studio, also known as the kitchen table, I did some watercolor sketches on scrap paper. I did sketches of a wet beach with soft reflections. In the process I struck a creative vein and ended up painting a series of pictures upon this subject.

Watercolor painting of Japanese rice fields in Usuki

My disastrous art exhibition

This is a story about a small exhibition I had in a shop in Usuki. Usuki is a small town in Oita prefecture famous for a lot of traditional buildings, especially temples.

Watercolor painting of a road with a beautiful view of the nearby city center and distant mountains

Paintings of a road with a beautiful panoramic view

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.

Watercolor painting of Oita river on a beautiful evening

Watercolor paintings of a Japanese river

I live very near a river. It is called Oita river. And I love to paint this river. I have done many paintings of this river over the years but most of these paintings were not very good and I binned them. Here though is a small collection of early paintings of this river which I didn’t throw away because they are quite good. I think that I did these paintings around 2013.

Dramatic watercolor painting of a seascape

Powerful watercolor paintings of the sea

During 2013, I would often get on my bicycle and cycle to the sea. It was just a 10 minute cycle ride. And at the sea, I had a spectacular view of Beppy bay. I would usually go at evening time and paint the sun setting over this bay. It was a wonderful experience. And when I was looking through my artwork I found 9 paintings of Beppu bay from that year.