Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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


SBWS 2017 Annual Juried Show
May 9 to June 30.
at South Bay Lexus
24777 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505.
Reception: Sunday May, 28. 1-4pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 7 - 6  Saturday 8 - 5  Sunday Closed


Yosemite Park Watercolor Class 2017
September 4th - September 9th / 10am to 2 pm
At Yosemite Art Center.
Registration: $15 per day per visitor.
drop-ins also welcome, as space is available
Instructor: Osamu Saito

Sunday, June 25, 2017



6/25/2017 Sat.

This is a day of the breakfast with John. The climate of June in Los Angeles is cloudy in the morning and blue sky during the day.
But this morning, It's clear blue sky already in early morning. I was heading to J-town where we have the breakfast. I felt that this is beginning of the another wonderful day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Oil change



I took my car to the garage. It's time of oil change. The garage is only two blocks way. I can walk home easily. Three hours late I got call from the garage. He said it's ready. The garage is very convenient. It's very close and owned by Japanese. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

J and I had breakfast in Little Tokyo. In the past, we had five seniors gathered at the restaurant. However, A person who can not come due to health reasons. A parson died.  And one by one friends disappear. As result, Only two of us left.  But we still get together enjoy breakfast and good conversation.  
 

Friday, June 16, 2017


The weather forecast of this morning came true. Los Angeles is hot.
Fortunately, the city where I live is cooler than inland. Because it is close to the sea. However, it's still hot.
 

In the afternoon, I worked on the demonstration piece I did in class day before. I am going to take it to next class and display for my students.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I found the text message on Skype from my artist friend in Canada. It says that "I want try video Skype do you have time?"  It was sent eight minutes ago. He might be still there. I quickly reply. And we started a conversation. I haven't use video Skype for long time. So, it was big surprise and I enjoyed it.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tomorrow is watercolor class day. I will demonstration there. So, I studied the subject I am going to demonstrate.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


6/11/2017/Sun/
 

I went to Japan-town in LA. J and I enjoyed breakfast.  After I got home I was net surfing for while then it was all ready lunch time. I heated up leftover food and cook rice. It was more than enough food for a lunch.
 

After lunch, I did final check up of the small size watercolor painting for two men art exhibition in Japan. I signed them and photographed And put all those images in to the file.   

Friday, June 9, 2017


6/9/2017/Fri. 

I received mail from a woman who likes to learn watercolor. She want to know about my class. I sent some information immediately. She said that she will come to see the class next Wednesday.     

Saturday, June 3, 2017

I went to Forest loan cemetery in city of Glendale. My deceased friend sleep there. I visit his grave every year about this time. He died 2003.  

Monday, May 29, 2017

It was Memorial day today. I forgot all about it and I went to post office. Of course it was closed. However, I finished another errand. That was going to the Home Depot.  I needed paper for printing. The old papers were about run out.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

It was reception of SBWS Watercolor painting exhibition. I went to there early. Because I want to come home early. I had some works to do this afternoon. When I got there there were not many people in the gallery. The reception begins at 1 PM. By that time the number of visitors has increased.
 

First, I look around all the works in the gallery. Some people came to me and I had nice conversation with them.
I spent about three hours and came home. It was almost time for my nap. Anyway, I had a fulfilling day.
When I want to eat a hamburger I go to the Norms restaurant.
When I want to eat club sandwich I go to Piper's.
When I want to eat hot
turkey breast open sandwich I go to Dupar's restaurant. It is good to have all of them at one place but things do not come as expected.
That's why life is interesting.


Osamu

A friend of mine and I went restaurant called Piper's for dinner.
I love the club sandwich of this place. It's very tasty.
So I had it again and enjoyed it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It was a day of watercolor class. I did demonstration. It was Yosemite Park scene. I do demonstration every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I saw an interesting scene at the park I go every morning during my walk. It looks like chicks of Canadian geese lined up and doing Tai-Chi. Or is it just my imagination. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cards

I make greeting cards. Using my watercolor images. Sometimes, I enter crafts show ans end sell my cards.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It was hot day like a midsummer. I have to go out this afternoon. I'd better wait until late afternoon. It might getting cool down by that time.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This is the watercolor demonstration piece I did long time ago at my watercolor class. I have just found the image in my imac. So, I will share this with you. This is the really lovable looking cat. I enjoyed painting it.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Look at the sky,,,

During the morning walk I saw smoke signal in the sky. Who is sending the signal and what is that for. (^o^)LOL

Friday, May 12, 2017

A friend

I do stretch exercise every morning before I take a walk. And now I have white cat friend joins me. It's must be belong to some neighbor around here.   

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Meet my artist friend


I plan to meet with a friend at a restaurant in Monterey Park.
I attempted to meet her a week ago. However it was failed.
We searched each other but we could not meet. Because we were looking for each other a block away.
So, we couldn't meet and gave up.
 

We challenged it again today. This time thing was easy. We made enough preparations this time. We enjoyed delicious Chinese food.
Everything was delicious and satisfied.
I want to go back there again if it's closer from my place. Unfortunately it's a little far away.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I took two of my masterpiece paintings to SBWS show. It wasn't the paintings I expected but I did my best. I will do it much better for next year. Or did I say that last year same time? Anyway you have to believe me I did best, only result was not as I planed.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Finally, only one day left for me to paint. So, I started early this morning. And I finished painting not one but two paintings. Am I great or what?
Oh no! I have only two days to paint before a day of artwork take in. But don't worry. I started it early this morning.  I am going to paint two paintings. Wow I am feel high. I can concentrate very well with a good pressure.

Monday, May 1, 2017

I have only four days to paint new watercolor. This coming Saturday is the day of take in paintings. I will start painting tomorrow. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

After we enjoyed breakfast, friend and I went see the Cinco de Mayo street fair. However this is not Mexico but downtown Los Angeles.

Friday, April 28, 2017

At the Park.

It was windy morning. I went out for morning walk and exercise. It was still dark out side. By the time I arrived at the park where I do exercise I saw beautiful sunrise. This is best time of the day. I felt another wonderful day is coming.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It was windy day this morning. 
My friend and I went to starbucks and we got a simple breakfast. 
By the way, I can't upload a picture in this blog 
using my ipad. I don't know what is wrong with my ipad.
Sorry, no picture in here. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The watercolor exhibition at city of Monterey Park was success. Now I can relax for while and next one will be SBWS member's show.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Every thing went smoothly. I am ready for the exhibition for this weekend. However,  I found that I am not young anymore. The boxes I use to carry them easy were so heavy this time. I have to rearrange the boxes again. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It was a day of watercolor class. I had three students today. What!! I can't believe it. Only three students.Where is everybody?  California gas tax will be up, car registration fee will be up and My apt. rent going up. And only thing go down is number of attending student of my class. I need a golden tree.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

I stayed at my friend's house last night. And I went to J-Town from his house to meet my other friend. We enjoy breakfast every Sunday. The restaurant we enjoy breakfast is American and Japanese food mixed. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I put picture frame to five new paintings this morning.
These paintings for the exhibition of Monterey Park this weekend.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


I watched Japanese TV drama "Yasuragi no sato"yesterday. 
I'm enjoying a lot of Japanese TV program on YouTube these days.
As result of that I don't watch regular TV program any more.
  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It was a day of watercolor class. And it's also day of demonstration.
Today's painting subject was "Shinobazunoike". It's part of Ueno Park in Tokyo Japan. The area is famous for lotus flowers. I did sketching and taking photos.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I came home this morning. 
I stayed my friend's house last night.  
 

A landscape in rain

I start painting a landscape in the rain. This might be the first time I paint a big city scene in the rain. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


















I am going to exhibit my watercolor paintings during the Monterey Park Cherry blossom festival. 

City of Monterey Park
20th Cherry Blossom Festival
April 22 (11:00 am - 6:30 pm) - 23  (11:00 am - 6:00 pm) 2017
at Barnes Park, located at 350 S.
McPherrin Avenue; Monterey Park, CA.  91754
Watercolor Artist Osamu Saito’s booth will be
at the inside of exhibition hall.


Please come to see me and buy my painting is even better.

Monday, February 6, 2017

 A friend of mine and I were out for dinner Saturday night at
 my favorite family restaurant “Norm’s”. I love a hamburger in
 the place.  It’s called California burger. Of course, I got one
and my friend, too.


   And sunday morning, I meet other friend in J- town in LA
and enjoyed breakfast.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Last night I stayed my friend's house.   And then I came back my house next morning. It was raining all the way home and still raining in the evening. We have a lot of rain this year. It's a good thing. So, we don't worry abut water shortage in the summer time.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It was a day of watercolor class this afternoon. We had nine students at the class. It was the largest class in this year yet. Also,
we had a tea ceremony before the watercolor class. One of the students executed the ceremony.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

During my morning walk exercise, I stopped to use restroom in the park.  And I saw a naked homeless man was taking bath with cold water from the toilet sink. It was the cold morning.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I had a watercolor class this afternoon. I did demonstration of snow scene. I have three new students. I am happy to have more students. How ever, I have problem remembering their name. I wonder if I can ask them to ware name tag.^-^;

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Our dinner was a simple one. Take out from the fast food "Panda Express". Their teriyaki chicken was great.

Monday, January 9, 2017

  I'm going to vote for the SAG award. So I have to watch at candidate movie works. That's why I am busy. I will watch as many candidate pieces as possible before voting. I watches a movie Called "LaLa Land" today. It was good movie I liked it very much. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

J and I meet every Sunday and enjoy breakfast. But not this Sunday. He caught a cold so the meeting was canceled.  I staid house painting and reading.