On location in Heijo

On Location: Heijo and an Exhibit

Had a free morning so I did a little exploring and a little painting. Near Yamato Saidaiji station there are some ancient tombs and next to them is this slightly less ancient house. It had a lot of personality with its sagging roofline and rusted … [Read more]

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Watercolor Lessons 4 – Paint Supply

This is part of my Watercolor Lessons series of posts, where I share personal experiences that I feel have not been sufficiently or succinctly covered elsewhere. If you're interested only in the lessons and not my normal blog posts, you can … [Read more]

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Sketches for the Rainy Season

I haven't been doing a lot of sketches lately, instead working directly toward finished paintings. I had some downtime this week though, and a bit of rain, so I put a few things in my sketchbook. … [Read more]

GIfu Japan - Gifu Stroll

Gifu Stroll – Gifu, Japan

  Gifu Stroll - Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico - 9.25 x 13.25 I recently took a trip to Nagoya, and while I was there stopped by Mitarashi in Gifu City to enjoy the old historic buildings, shops, ryokan and restaurants along the Nagara … [Read more]

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Watercolor Lesson 3 – Papers

This is part of my Watercolor Lessons series of posts, where I share personal experiences that I feel have not been sufficiently or succinctly covered elsewhere. If you're interested only in the lessons and not my normal blog posts, you can … [Read more]