A Bridge at Evening Time

A watercolor painting of a Japanese bridge on a beautiful evening.

#9 A Bridge at Evening TimeA watercolor painting of a Japanese bridge on a beautiful evening.

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Visiting a Small Japanese Village

A watercolor painting of a small Japanese village called Imoridani in Ajimu, Oita prefecture, Japan.

#8 ・ ”Small Japanese Village” ・ Imoridani ・ 31.8 x 41 cm (12.5″ x 16″) ・ $120  ・ A watercolor painting of a small Japanese village called Imoridani in Ajimu, Oita prefecture.There are many paths around this village and we enjoyed a family stroll on a beautiful clear blue Spring day.After a visit to the local bakery that is!I sometimes wonder if it would […]

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Busy Road at Evening Time

A watercolor painting of a busy road at evening time.

#7 Busy Road ・ Oita City ・ Evening ・ Winter”Busy Road” – that’s the title for this painting.It’s not such a great title. If you have any other ideas for a title please share them.This road is very close to where I live and so I am very familiar with it.I find the perspective dramatic, especially at evening time and have […]

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Evening Drive with a View of the Mountains

A watercolor painting of a road at evening time and with cool blue mountains in the distance. This place is called Hiji it is in Oita prefecture, Japan.

#6 “Evening Drive with a View of the Mountains” Hiji, Oita pref. Japan.A watercolor painting of a road at evening time and with cool blue mountains in the distance. This place is called Hiji, it is in Oita prefecture, Japan.

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Blade of Sunlight

A watercolor painting of a busy Japanese street scene with a blade of sunlight dramatically striking through a building.

#5 Blade of SunlightA watercolor painting of a busy Japanese street scene with a blade of sunlight dramatically striking through a building.

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Oita Town Hall

A watercolor painting of Oita Town Hall in Japan.

#4 Oita Town HallA watercolor painting of Oita Town Hall on a beautiful sunny day with lots of large cool shadows. 

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Street Scene

Watercolor painting of a dazzling street scene.

#3 Dazzling Street SceneI pass this place almost every morning as I take my daughter to nursery school. Although it’s a very ordinary scene I just love it. I have no idea though what to title this piece – any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Room with a View

“Room with a View” is the title of a watercolor painting I did showing a wonderful morning sky from my studio window.

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Watercolor Sketch of my Local River

Watercolor sketch of a Japanese river at evening time.

Watercolor painting of my local river at evening time. It was a beautiful, magical evening moment by the river. The name of the river is Oita river and it is in Oita prefecture Japan.

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Keep it simple!

  I painted this snow scene with one brush and just 3 paints. And the truth is it’s a lot better than many of my other paintings done with numerous brushes and about 8 colors. The lesson. Keep it simple. And this especially applies to watercolor where suggestion and minimalism makes for the best works. […]

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