Happy New Year

I took me a log time to decide to start a blog, partly because of my English. I came to this country (U.S.A) from Japan in 1982, and my English is still not “English.” My friends called my English MarEnglish. Or some nice people say,  “Your English is like poetry.” Probably Japanese Language is like poetry.

Anyways, I really want to communicate with you.  So I’m going to start… “All for the simple purpose of sharing” ~Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales.

I’d like to announce that my painting “ Highwater” is juried in “Outstanding Visual Artists” of the region, and my other painting “Lonesome boat at the Tuna Harbor” is juried in First Paint Out Juried Competition.

Both of the shows are at the San Diego Art Institute/ Museum of Living Artist at the Balboa Park.
Shows run from December 10, 2010 to January 16, 2011

320. Highwater - 30" x 40" oil on wrapped canvas

I love the painting “Highwater” very much. I collaborated with my son, Ray on this painting. Ray photographed an old barn after a flood, with his cell phone, and e-mailed it to me. The photo inspired me to paint this painting. It’s very simple and good composition… I’m always amazed by his composition. It’s at Sunset in winter in Northern California. It’s soothing and some kind of feeling touches my heart. Some artist said at the opening party, “This painting needed to be this big.” I was so happy to hear that. This painting is oil on 30” x 40” wrapped canvas.

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