My painting “Her First Bouquet” was accepted in another juried show at the Miraku Fine Art Gallery in Nara-ken. The show is over now, but as before, I was pleased to be among so many excellent artists. I was the only foreigner in the show, so that was kind of fun, too.
This is a second version of this painting. In the first one there were a number of places I felt didn’t work as well as I would have liked. This one is closer to what I wanted, but since this is a personal subject I might give it a third try at some point. As so often happens when redoing a previous painting, I ended up with parts of both paintings that I like, and other parts no-so-much. Still, overall, I’m fairly pleased with how this one turned out. I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now, but the photograph showed a little waviness in the paper and I’ve been intending to pull it down from the wall, out of the frame, and reshoot it, but I just haven’t done it yet. I’ll update this post and the gallery with a better picture soon.