Sunday, July 30, 2017

A long time ago, I was selling watercolor paintings at Japanese village in J-town of downtown Los Angeles. I sold pictures there for nearly 20 years. However, when the shopping district took over by new owner I had to leave the place. New owner had an other new plan for the area. It was the beginning of 2008. Now it is a good memory.

Friday, July 28, 2017

I cleaned up the painting tools I used in my class yesterday.
And then I noticed that I couldn't find four paintings I painted for demonstration at the class.
Then, I remember that I forgot take them down from the exhibition board where I displayed them for the students. 

I left house in a hurry. I have to go to the community center where my watercolor class held. Where I got there I rushed the room. And I saw the four painting still there waiting for me.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


I was asked by some people around me that If you lost weight recently. May be I might lost half pound.  My physique has been thin since I was 60 years old. But when my doctor asked me the same question. I got worried. That's why I decided to change my breakfast menu. My breakfast has been oatmeal. My doctor says it is not enough. So I decided to make a traditional Japanese breakfast from now on. I hope my weight increases.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

When I was taking a walk in the morning. I saw a white rabbit in the front yard of a house. Is it a pet or a wild one? It must be a pet.
Because the rabbit's hair is white. If it is wild, the rabbit's hair is in brownish protective color. I grown up in the snow country in Japan. I saw wild rabbits many times. They were pure white in snow season and they changed hair color to brownish color in the season without snow.  fortunately, I had camera, I took this photo.

Friday, July 21, 2017

I was planing to try new watercolor paper today. But I changed my mind. Because, I have unfinished painting.  I should finish it before start new paper.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

I have been looking for new kind of watercolor paper.
Finally, I found one good art supply store.
And I found watercolor paper I was looking for.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It was a watercolor class day. It was a hot day outside,but inside the classroom was cold. The air conditioner is working too much.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

God Bless the U.S.A.

I went to Alondra park after I had breakfast with John in Japan town, LA. There was the Hawaiian festival was held. When I got there, the Hawaiian dance had just started. There were three dance groups performed on the stage. And at the end of it all the dance group get together front of the stage and danced with the song of Lee Greenwood's "Gad bless the U.S.A." It brought me tears in my eyes. I had a moving experience with the song at the very spacial place.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Today's artwork is Yosemite National Park landscape. 
I painted this more than ten years ago.
It was small painting of  7"x5".
When I see my old work like this it brings back my old.memory.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

During my morning walk I saw two rabbits in the residential street. I tried to take photos but I have only cell-phone. So, it wasn't good picture. But at least you can see a rabbit. One rabbit hiding under the car on the street.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It was a watercolor demonstration day at the class. Today's painting subject was landscape. Some students who were absent from the class for while came back. So, my class was nice and busy and I was happy instructor. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hot day

It was hot day. I stayed home and paint, watched Japanese anime.