Watercolor Paintings of Rivers

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Watercolor painting of a river.

Oita river: Dazzling River

Watercolor painting of a river.

Oita river: River Fishing

Watercolor painting of a river.

Oita river: Fishing Days

Watercolor painting of a river in Kitsuki.

Kitsuki: River at Dusk

Watercolor painting of a river.

Oita river: Dramatic Sky

Watercolor painting of a river.

Oita river: Beautiful Sky

Time-lapse video

Below is a time-lapse video of me painting Kitsuki river.

Story

I live next to a river in Japan called Oita river. I've spent hours and hours trying to paint this river. And nearly all my attempts I have thrown away because they were so bad. But eventually I made some good paintings. And I've also painted some other Japanese rivers, such as the one in Kitsuki. The interesting thing about Japanese rivers, at least for an Englishman such as myself, is that they are very shallow and stony. And in city areas they often have an artificial embankment on either side, such as Oita river. For a long time I've hated this artificial embankment because I think it is so ugly. I have tried though to paint scenes of this river which are beautiful - I hope I've succeeded at that.

Prints

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 2 weeks for delivery.