Some of my old paintings are a mystery to me.
Often I have no idea what year I painted them.
Sometimes I can’t work out the place.
And sometimes I know the place but I can’t remember the actual occasion when I was there and which led to the painting.
This painting is a different kind of mystery.
I know it was painted in 2013, give or take a year.
And I know this place is Kitakyushu city center.
I remember going there with my family and the experience of being there.
I remember all this because my oldest daughter was studying at the university there.
But I have no idea what exactly that beautiful, traditional building is.
I did a google search for traditional buildings in Kitakyushu city.
And I found that Kokura castle is in Kitakyushu city.
However, when I looked at the google images of the castle I saw nothing that looked like the building in my painting.
I will have to go again some day and check!
Anyway, I am very happy with this painting.
I think it has a very pleasant mellow mood that you sometimes experience on a nice evening.
And the subtle variety of colors in the distant buildings is very pleasing.
I especially like the purple color.
What I like most though is that thin railing and the shadows it casts.
That’s all for now,