It is a bit early to paint daffodils. I happened to find this pot at the market, I bought it, thinking it might bring Spring smell.


Pansies, pansies

Holidays called “golden week” started! Starting day which is today has been sadly raining all day, making me feel far from gold but dull grey. I was planning to paint a rose but roses looked tired in the rain, so instead I picked some pansies in my garden.

oil on MDF, 20cm x 20cm

I get amazed to see how strong they are every once in a while. They well survive winter here, with many flowers every day, become miserable a bit if it freezes but come back their heads staraight up with the sun coming back.

I like to plant them in front of my house for that reason.

Ranunculus cheers me up

Finally I am posting another painting.

I liked painting ranunculus last year, back then I just couldn’t help but saying inside me, being surprised at one of the finished paintings wondering “this is better than my painting”….. I think some of you understand what I’m talking about. 😀 I kept that one but sold other.

This year I found one adorable ranunculus again. They are ALL cheerful and cute and pretty, but what I look for is the shape of petals which can be expressed by the wide brush strokes. This orangy-red folower was it.


Ranunculus. An attempt to break the nervousness.

Everything has been about the massive earthquake and tsunami.

I live in Sodegaura, Chiba, where located next to Tokyo bay. Experienced serial earthquakes, sure those were BIG and scary, yet nothing broke and my son and I are both OK… I hope everyone who suffered and is now suffering get help they need asap.

 “Ranunculus”   oil on MDF board  7″ x 7″

Primrose, the heartwarming flowers in winter

They are lovely!

I have started painting the primrose(primula obconica) yesterday,  and today I painted it a bit larger, on 12″ x 12″ canvas board. When I went to the flower market  a few days ago I had seen cyclamens fading and going away little by little, instead, those bright colored primroses were there smiling. I like those orangy-pink petaled primroses.

 oil on canvas board 12″ x 12″.

And here is a  teeny tiny (4″ x 5″) pre-painting on canvas board I painted yesterday.

 oil on canvas board, 4″ x 5″.  sold


It has been a while since I updated last time announcing my winter solo. The show lasted 8 days and it had been a success as for my first solo selling 4 paintings and received some portrait orders.  After the show I started painting carnations, being pretty eager to paint, and after a couple sketches (in oil) I have finished this piece last night.

“Gals Talk” , S4, oil on stretched canvas

I am also uploading my study sketches. For my happy surprise two of them(first and second from the bottom) are already reserved.

oil on stretched canvas, size F0