In May and June of 2018 I returned to Murayama to stay on the rice farm where Yasmin and I had previously visited when cycling through Japan. This time I came to paint for 10 days in the surrounding hills and rice fields.
From the view above I’d made two previous quick watercolours when we’d cycled through which were:
To return after such an elapse of time and was wonderful. This acrylic painting was the first of many I worked on during my stay and lead to my experimenting with other ways of working with paint to capture the springtime colours and light of northern Japan.