Friday, December 28, 2012

Final Update of the Year

Today was supposed to be my last working day of the year, but the paint on the working canvas is not dried yet, which means I have to wait until tomorrow.
So I decided to update my last blog of this year.

Semishigure (Chorus of Cicadas)
24" x 31 1/2" (61cm x 80cm)

Seseragi (Murmuring Brook)
24" x 31 1/2" (61cm x 80cm)

As I always do when creating a painting, I took pictures of natural scenes which later become sources of my inspiration.
Images of these paintings are derived from landscapes in summer; Sun moves so high, everything is lush green, hot and sweaty but quiet afternoon in summer.
At times like that, cicadas suddenly start to sing, and a bleeze gently blows through on a brook which carries cold water.

I gave them Japanese title, because I wanted to keep subtle feeling of which the words of "Semishigure" or "Seseragi" hold; Small but a joyful discover in nature.

With best wishes for a happy new year!





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