The Japanese influences continue. I ventured away from using the torii image and have just featured the kitsune (sacred fox :a messenger of the god Inari)) . As always , I like to experiment with colors and textures .
The Kitsune/Saito series (see right hand side) is based off the works of the print maker Kiyoshi Saito .These are my very latest paintings. I chose the palette from a previous painting in the Calder series . Primary colors were his feature (especially red). However you can see I veered from this idea in the Saito series #4 (bottom).used pop colors instead.
On the left are works inspired from the show The Life of Animals in Japanese Art which I saw this summer in DC.