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,Â â€œYour English is like poetry.â€ Probably Japanese Language is like poetry.
Anyways, I really want to communicate with you.Â So Iâ€™m going to start…Â â€œAll for the simple purpose of sharingâ€ ~Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales.
Iâ€™d like to announce that my painting â€œ Highwaterâ€ is juried in “Outstanding Visual Artists” of the region, and my other painting â€œLonesome boat at the Tuna Harborâ€ 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
I love the painting â€œHighwaterâ€ 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. Itâ€™s very simple and good composition… Iâ€™m always amazed by his composition. Itâ€™s at Sunset in winter in Northern California. Itâ€™s soothing and some kind of feeling touches my heart. Some artist said at the opening party, â€œThis painting needed to be this big.â€ I was so happy to hear that. This painting is oil on 30â€ x 40â€ wrapped canvas.