painting trip

Watercolor painting of a beautiful sunset over Mt Yufudake

Outdoor painting nightmare on a mountain

In September of 2014 I climbed up Mt Yufudake. I wanted to paint a picture from the top of the mountain. And I took all my painting equipment, even my easel. However, I stayed on the mountain top too long, watching a beautiful sunset. As I descended the mountain my pleasant painting trip turned into a nightmare.

Watercolor painting of an artist painting on top of a mountain

Romantic peaks and foolish painters

What is the first thing an artist needs? I’d say passion. And that is something I have in abundance. And it’s a good thing. It means I’m doing the right thing. Passion though makes you do foolish things as you will read in this story.

Watercolor painting of a beautiful green rice field

Painting of a beautiful emerald green rice field

This is a story about a cycling trip by a Japanese river that I did around 2010. During this trip I came across a beautiful emerald green rice field. I did a plein air sketch of this rice field. And later on I did a studio painting from this sketch.