Watercolor Paintings of Countryside Scenes

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These watercolor paintings came from many trips into the Japanese countryside. It took a long time to find these beautiful places.

Yufudake Mountain

I once got stuck on this mountain all night.

Misty Mountain Top

Evening Mountain Shadows

Evening Mountain Path


A few years ago I tried to travel to Yufuin a "fairly" picturesque tourist town. But nearly every time I stopped about half-way in a place called Shonai because I saw some beautiful scene. Here are some of those beautiful scenes.

Japanese Haystacks

Quiet Rural Train Crossing

Golden Rice Fields


I have been to this tourist town many times. If you look around you can find some really beautiful scenes. Here are a few I found and painted. 

Autumn Walk

Winter Trees

Golden Rice Fields


This is a beautiful national park. It's a little far so I can't often go there but I love this place very much.

Relaxing Country Stroll

Golden Light Breaking Through

Heavenly Moment


This is a beautiful and mysterious place that I love to visit. It has many outstanding beaches.

Relaxing Walk

Kunisaki Road

Beautiful Beach


These paintings came from trips into the Japanese countryside. It took a long time to find these places and now I have a number of favorite haunts. Some of them, like visiting Ubuyama, came from family trips that my wife planned. Yufudake is a mountain I got stuck on all night! And Shonai is a place that I often intended just to drive through but then I happened to see something interesting and so stopped and did a painting. The Stony path is from Kuju is a beautiful national park that I love to visit.


A creative narrative of painting a stony countryside path.


Buy a Giclee print of one of these paintings on Canson Aquarelle Rag (watercolor paper), 8 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cms), $60 (includes shipping). Full refund if damaged during delivery. Please include the title of the painting. Please expect about 3 weeks for delivery.

I am an Englishman living and painting in Japan. I have now been here for over 17 years and have been painting for all that time. I love to travel around the Japanese countryside and find beautiful places to paint.

G Naylor