Monday, September 17, 2012

Old favorites, New ways of looking at them

A few years ago, I had a friend that went to Japan and explored.
While there on a sort of Pilgrimage he took some wonderful photos of what impressed him about the serenity of the countryside.
I have three favorite paintings I had done  from these photos.
One of a hot spring, the second a series of ponds feeding off a Hot spring and the other of a set of stairs carved all the way up a mountainside to a Shrine at the top.
While all three are wildly different in colour/subject  and style, they are such favorites of mine, that I have never parted with them.

"Falling Water"
18" X 24"
Acrylics on canvas.
(My very first attempt to paint water)


"Steps of Miijima"
Acrylics on canvas
(My first attempt to paint depth without a horizon)


"Ponds  of the Enlightened Spring"
Acrylics and Mixed media
24" X 24"
(My first attempt with using molding paste (stones & rocks) to create definition)

I hope you enjoy these paintings, as each was in some way a new ground achieved in my learning to paint process.