Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings

A watercolor painting of a cafe in a beautiful garden where I now have an exhibition.

Watercolor Painting of Mizushi no Mori Cafe ・  Kuju, Oita pref. ・ 

I now have an exhibition at a cafe called Mizushi no Mori. 

This is the third time I have exhibited there.

Originally the exhibition was to last the whole of November but now it will continue until the end of December.

It’s a beautiful place surrounded by trees that are now changing color. The owner Akizuki and his brother spent about five years cutting down a pine forest before they could build the cafe.

They serve a delicious pizza and keema curry at lunch time as well as coffee and cake. And in winter they have a cosy wood-fire.

A few years ago, though, I once got lost coming back from this place. I took a wrong turn and spent several hours traveling along a road with just trees on either side of me.

There were no people, no houses and no other cars. It was also dark, raining and misty. Very spooky.

It was a big relief when I found my way back to a main road and civilization.

Here is a link to the FB page of the cafe. If you scroll down you should see yours truly.

And here is a short video I took of the place.

Finally, to end on a positive note. I sold four paintings and received a very interesting commission.

God bless,

Gareth.

Artist's note

I normally don't paint scenes like this and it was quite a challenge for me. I did about ten watercolor sketches or more before attempting the final one above.

I also used a soft white wax crayon which I don't normally do. I liked the result. I used it in the trees and also the gravel - can you see it?

Below is an earlier sketch (on the right) that I did of the cafe. To be honest, I prefer the sketch to the finished painting above. How about you?

A watercolor painting of a cafe in a beautiful garden where I now have an exhibition.

Watercolor Painting of Mizushi no Mori Cafe ・  Kuju, Oita pref. ・ 

A watercolor sketch of a cafe in a beautiful garden where I now have an exhibition.

Watercolor Sketch of Mizushi no Mori Cafe ・  Kuju, Oita pref. ・ 

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