Follow My Painting Tips and Trips to Japan

Follow My Painting Tips and Trips to Japan

Off I go to join up with watercolorists in Japan! Each time I’m in this exquisitely beautiful nation I can’t help but be inspired. From taking sumi-e lessons at cultural museums or through private tutoring to en plein air painting I am in creativity overload when I visit. On a recent trip my lovely daughter-in-law Kiwako and I checked out a sumi-e exhibit at the National Art Center in Tokyo and to our delight there were lessons being offered just as we arrived. Check out this brushwork lesson from my visit.

Painting in Watercolour Outdoors

Armed with a limited palette and sturdy tripod easel, painting and touring outdoors is exhilarating and light-sensory. Rain, wind, heat and cold included, not to mention a few bugs and hours of loneliness sometimes. However nothing beats the experience of working “live” and there isn’t an artist in history who can disagree that they benefited immensely from the experience.

Watch For My How-to Watercolour Demos in Japan

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See an example of a step-by-step watercolour demo from my 2017 trip to Hokokuji Temple in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan

“I feel such a creative force in me. I am convinced that there will be a time when, let us say, I will make something good every day, on a regular basis … I am doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things mean painstaking work, disappointment, and perseverance.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
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