Sunday, December 31, 2017


Masahiro Arai & Osamu saito Art Exhibition 2017.
When: 10/13- 10/19/2017
Where: at Gallary Obje
            370-3523 Gunma prefecture
            Takasaki fukushima-cho742-6 in Japan

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

   Today is the fifth day of Yosemite Watercolor Class. Every morning I look for a location to do the class today. I found a very nice location this morning. This is it.

   It worked pretty good. We had nice class. Also, it was the first time to paint half dome. Until this time smoky air hide the half dome we didn't have a chance. 

   We returned to the art center half an hour before the class ended. It was a critique time for the students.

   Tomorrow is the last class in Yosemite.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It was Sunday morning, This is the morning that J and I enjoyed a breakfast. And today we had an one more person join our breakfast.
He is one of my watercolor students. Coincidentally, three of us are going to Japan around the same time. We are not plane to go there together but it happened that way.  Each of us has different idea that what we do in Japan. So, we talked about the trip to Japan most of the time. We spent one and half hour in the restaurant and talked about Japan.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

busy busy

It going to be busy day. 
I go to see my friend N first thing this morning.
Since I came back from Yosemite I have busy days. 
Because of "Two men art exhibition show" in Japan.
I want to paint couple of new watercolors.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Early morning in Yosemite. I took walk. Morning air was somehow clean. 

But we have a lo of smoky air from wild fire noontime to evening. 
It was the first day of Yosemite watercolor class.
I was concerned about the condition of the air.
Because It is pleine air watercolor class.
I had five students at the class.

It was pretty good number, after all trouble we had day before
such as wild fire, highway closing, road congestion. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

I left Yosemite Art Center at 8 am. I was happy to hear that highway 41 was open 5 pm on Saturday. Just in time.  It was smooth drive all the way to Los Angeles. I had a lunch at the rest area of cajon pass. I arrived home as I planed. It was 2:30 pm.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I'm back. It was six hours of drive from 
Yosemite National Park to my LA home.
I unloaded art things from the car. 
I don't want to do any thing any more today. 
I need good rest and good meal.

Friday, September 8, 2017

5th day.

Wi-Fi connection is not good in here Yosemite Art Center.
So, I couldn't write blog.
But I try it anyway.
This is fifth day of watercolor class and I enjoy it very much.
I will write more about Yosemite Watercolor class when I get back my home.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rats appeared in my house. I had seen something like it before.
However, I thought it was just my imagenation because it moved so fast. But finally,  I saw it in the kitchen yesterday. No doubt about it, it's a mouth. I went to buy a mousetrap today.
There was a lot of mousetraps. I didn't know there were so many kinds. There must be a lot of houses where mouth come out. I was a little relieved. Oops, I shouldn't be pleased about that.

This is Sunday morning, I enjoyed breakfast with John as usual. We have been doing this for last 15 years. May be more. The breakfast meeting will continue unless something special happens. Time went by quickly when we are having fun chatting. After that, I came home. I was tired this afternoon and sleepy.

I lay down in bed and rested a little. After that, my energy back. So I painted a picture, and wrote a diary. And I spent quiet Sunday afterward.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ramen restaurant in food court of Japanese market. It's gone.  It was my favorite place. I liked the set of ramen and fried rice there.
It seemed that the restaurant was doing good business. So I don't understand why it's gone.
Well, It is not something I can do about it.