Painting 1: A Fisherman and His Son, off the Tasmanian Coast
I have been fortunate to travel to spectacular coastal areas of Australia and recently exhibited this painting in an exhibition titled “Coast”. Here a fisherman and his son are enjoying an unusually calm day. The following week this area had huge, unmanageable waves. Using a slightly tipped horizon line, this painting is meant to give a sense of the overwhelming immensity of the ocean.
Painting 2: Tomonoura”
A fishing village made famous (to Westerners) by Miyazaki in his film “Ponyo”.
Painting 3: “The Passing on the Bridge”
Sitting in the famous Ritsurin Garden water-colouring this scene, suddenly two spectacularly dressed people arrived at the bridge, complete with beautifully coloured sun umbrellas. Local Japanese people dress in traditional garb when attending gardens and monuments, particularly temples, adding a sense of respect to their history.