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Framed  Original  Watercolors for Sale

Nara's framed paintings on the walls of a sunlit room.

I typically provide original watercolors in frames. Paintings on silk are too difficult and complex for most frame shops to deal with anyway. That’s OK with me because I like to do my own framing. It allows me to select materials that I feel best suit the presentation of the artwork, whether it is on silk or paper. Either way I always use UV protective clear acrylic sheet over the painting rather than glass. It is lighter in weight, safer, and protects the painting. If you would like to see more details about my approach to framing, you can take a look at this page: Framing Methods and Materials..

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An Infinite Perimeter

Deer are always around. I have lived among them for many years, and they are a constant. It has given me the opportunity to observe them closely...even in childhood. They are subtle, delicate creatures. They move on the land like apparitions in the mountains and canyons. Sometimes they seem to appear and then disppear magically before your eyes.
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An Infinite Perimeter
Framed Original Watercolor
$1000

An Infinite Perimeter is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by textured rice paper.

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An Infinite Perimeter
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   8" x 24"
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At Play in the Field of Emphasis

I like this fox. He exhibits clear-eyed attention and seems to be enjoying whatever his gaze is falling upon.
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At Play in the Field of Emphasis
Framed Original Watercolor
$750

At Play in the Field of Emphasis is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by textured rice paper.

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At Play in the Field of Emphasis
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 6" x 18"   Frame 12" x 24"
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Brother Fox

Red foxes have been around a lot lately. The day I started sketching this painting a fox appeared on our daily walk, and then disappeared just like that. Foxes are tricksters.
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Brother Fox
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
Framing

Brother Fox is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by textured rice paper.

Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Brother Fox
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn

Falcons and hawks...and of course, eagles. They are all fascinating and beautiful. This small merlin falcon is stretching his wings in preparation for an early morning flight.
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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn
Framed Original Watercolor
$750

Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by textured rice paper.

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Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 6" x 18"   Frame 12" x 24"
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Land of the Lion Sutra

Lions have been on my mind recently, their power, strength, and presence. I envisioned a lion in his domain, looking out over a wide and distant landscape. I sketched the lion first, wanting him to be alive and grounded. Then the waters, hills, and mountains that surround him came into focus. This is a magical place, it is somewhere that we intuit, or a feeling from our childhood that we just can’t put words to. A step through the looking-glass, where sunset meets a deep blue sky lit up by the full moon and stars. A place of infinite Mystery.
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Land of the Lion Sutra
Framed Original Watercolor
$750

Land of the Lion Sutra is in a carved gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by black rice paper depicting a Tibetan cloud pattern in its texture.

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Land of the Lion Sutra
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 6" x 18"   Frame 12" x 24"
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for Nectar

Hummingbirds captivate me ; their agility, speed, beauty, and stamina. I admire the way they gather nectar, artfully maneuvering to each flower. This painting is an ode to hummingbirds. I created a coastal home for this bird, with fuchsia to feed on. I wanted the painting to be bright and joyful, with a feeling of abundance.
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for Nectar
Framed Watercolor on Paper
$750

for Nectar is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by textured rice paper.

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for Nectar
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 6" x 18"   Frame 12" x 24"
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Take A Lap

This scene is viewed from outside the reef of Lion’s Lap on the island of Naitauba in Fiji. The point that is shown is known as “The Tail of the Horse”. The humpback whale is circumnavigating the island. He is “Taking A Lap” at Lion's Lap.
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Take A Lap
Framed Watercolor on Paper
$850

Take A Lap is in a carved gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered by blue rice paper depicting a Tibetan cloud pattern in its texture.

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Take A Lap
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 6" x 18"   Frame 12" x 24"
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Spring's Invitation

I can't get enough of Red Crowned Cranes. They are impressive in so many ways! This pair is depicted in a Japanese screen-inspired composite.
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Spring's Invitation
Framed Original Watercolor
$750

Spring's Invitation is in a gold frame and is surrounded by a mat which is covered delicately textured white rice paper.

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Spring's Invitation
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 18" x 6"   Frame 24" x 12"
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Native Gaze

One day I began a sketch of a bobcat, drawing from my memory of seeing one a few years before. As I was drawing I wished that I could see one again, so that I could really get the feeling of the cat. Later that morning as I was driving down my driveway a bib bobcat crossed the road and ran up the hill. I stopped the car to get a good look at him, and he stopped and looked directly at me. It was a thrilling moment. Now I could begin the painting. During the time that I was working on this painting the bobcat took to hunting in the apple orchard outside my window. I would see him almost every day. The day that I finished the painting I met the bobcat in the same spot on the driveway, and we looked at each other again. After that I never saw the bobcat on the property again. It was a mysterious and wonderful experience, and this painting was inspired and informed by the beauty and spirit of the bobcat.
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Native Gaze
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,000

Native Gaze is painted on sheer silk and is mounted in a shadowbox. Feathers, beads, and tree bark decorate the interior of the frame.

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Native Gaze
Watercolor on Silk     13.5" x 16"
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Wisdom

I lived in a cabin in the woods of west Sonoma County. Owls lived in those woods too. On our back deck we had a fountain with a light that shone up through a waterfall. A pair of owls visited that fountain many nights. They would perch on the sloped roof above the fountain. It was an honor to have them there, and a wonder to see them.
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Wisdom
Framed Original Watercolor
$2,800

Wisdom is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of spalted maple, blue mahoe, and lavinia burl with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Wisdom
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 28" x 12"    Frame 37" x 18"
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Testament of the Wind

This is my third painting of the sandstone cliffs and formations at Timber Cove, on the Sonoma Coast. The forms created by the wind are fascinating and a delight to explore. I return there often.
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Testament of the Wind
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,800

Testament of the Wind is mounted in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Testament of the Wind
Watercolor on Silk     17.5" x 16.5"
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Everywhere, All At Once

When I lived on the Mendocino coast I walked on the beach daily. The coast there is wild, the waves are powerful and the currents are strong. The rock formations are unique there, something about their shape and what they are made of create a distinct water display. As the waves crash over the rocks the water streams down the rocks, following time-worn crevices. I was mesmerized by these continuously changing waterfalls, the more I watched them the more I wanted to do a painting featuring them. I titled this painting "Everywhere, All At Once" because the water is going in every direction, there are five types of water movement in this painting. I loved the challenge of capturing the explosive power and chaos of the ocean breaking on the northern California coast.
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Everywhere, All At Once
Framed Original Watercolor
$2,800

Everywhere, All At Once has an embossed border with a deckled edge. The painting is mounted on ¼" acid-free foam core which is affixed to the frame back. Textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Everywhere, All At Once
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 21" x 29.5"   Frame 30" x 38"
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Tunitas

This is a special place, close to my heart. When I go there I feel the power of nature, the connectedness of all of life. The cliffs are very tall, rising straight up from the beach. There is a wildness to the place, an untouched quality. After one of my visits to this beach I drove to a lookout spot above it. There I found an old piano placed on the edge of the cliffs. I sat down and played for a few minutes in that most unlikely situation. It was humorous and delightful to hear the sounds of the old piano floating out over the cliffs above the ocean.
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Tunitas
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Tunitas is framed in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Tunitas
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 22"     Frame 23" x 29"
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Radiance

This is a painting of Adi Da’s house at the Matrix on the island of Naitauba. The cove there is spectacular, clear waters with a gentle tide that comes in to a curved beach. The house looks out over a wide view of the Pacific, with the neighboring islands small and distant at the horizon line. This place is very special to me. Some of the happiest moments of my life happened here. The sunsets are over-the-top dramatic and colorful, this is the way it often looks there. The time of day is just after sunset, when things get quiet and the fruit bats fly out from a tree on the hillside to begin their evening.
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Radiance
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Radiance is framed in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Radiance
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 22"     Frame 23" x 29"
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Timber Cove II

This is one of our favorite spots on the Sonoma Coast. The drama of light on these large sandstone rocks is quite intriguing. The rocks have been carved, worn, eroded and polished through time and the pressure of weather. Against the backdrop of the blue Pacific the yellow rock is punctuated with deep shadows. This was my second Timber Cove painting, and I bet you that there are more to come.
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Timber Cove II
Framed Original Watercolor
$3,500

Timber Cove II is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of quilted maple, lacewood, and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Timber Cove II
Watercolor on Silk    30" x 17.5"    Frame 38.5" x 25"
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Reflection on Pudding Creek

Pudding Creek meets the Pacific at Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. There is an old wooden train trestle that crosses over it and provides bird’s-eye views of the beach below. When the tide is low water stands very still on the beach and reflects the sky above the ocean like a mirror.
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Reflection on Pudding Creek
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,600

Reflection on Pudding Creek is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is construted of painted wood. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Reflection on Pudding Creek
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 26.5" x 13.5"    Frame 34.25" x 19.25"
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Wandering a Nameless Stream

Did you ever spend time wandering in the woods or the mountains with no destination or purpose in mind? I loved doing this as a child, it was something I did often, and I called it “wandering time”. Sometimes, I would find a special spot, and I would linger there to take in the small details and feel of it. Other times I would walk slowly and quietly, not stopping, but at a pace where I was engaged with my surroundings. Not thinking, just being alive in the wilderness. This was delightful to me. This painting is an imagined place, inspired by that wandering activity. I wanted to put the viewer at a bugs-eye view, as if you were quite small and very close to the flowers and water.
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Wandering a Nameless Stream
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Wandering a Nameless Stream is framed in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Wandering a Nameless Stream
Watercolor on Paper    15" x 22"     23" x 29"
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Mayacamas Autumn

I was hiking the Mount St Helena trail in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Sonoma County. It was a late September afternoon, and I came upon a Manzanita that seemed to be glistening in the light of the low-hanging sun. In order to represent the moment I felt it necessary to accentuate the sky with multi-colored metal leaf. I chose to paint the Manzanita branch without sunlit highlights so as the keep the colors vibrant against the yellow background.
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Mayacamas Autumn
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Mayacamas Autumn is framed in a gold wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Mayacamas Autumn
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 23"    Frame 25" x 30.5"
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Coral Sea, Coral Sky

I wanted to give you the feeling of what it is like to be walking through a dense tropical forest in the evening. You are walking along a path towards the surf and it is quite dark, there are trees and dense vegetation, you hear crickets and an occasional bird call. You walk through an opening in the trees, and suddenly, there is the setting sun. The sky, clouds, and surface of the ocean are brilliant with light and color.
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Coral Sea, Coral Sky
Framed Original Watercolor
$3,500

Coral Sea, Coral Sky is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of coco bolo and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Coral Sea, Coral Sky
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 17" x 23.5"    Frame 29.5" x 34"
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Drifted in the Deeper Land

A window looking beyond the pond.
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Drifted in the Deeper Land
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Drifted in the Deeper Land is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of coco bolo and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Drifted in the Deeper Land
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 22"    Frame 22" x 29"
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Crashing Down

This painting was created from my imagination, based on a collage of memories of the waterfalls of Hawaii and Fiji. In my childhood the wilderness was my playground. It taught me many lessons; How to swim across a swirling river below a waterfall, without being carried away; how to clamber on wet rocks, how to appreciate the myriad forms of life in the world around me, how to sit and listen to the song of the water as it flowed by me. I give thanks to these special places.
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Crashing Down
Framed Watercolor on Silk
$1,800

Crashing Down is painted on sheer silk. The mat is covered in textured, hand-made paper set into a light polished aluminum frame.

Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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Purchases are processed through PayPal. If you prefer another payment method please contact me to make arrangements.

8.25% sales tax is applied to all sales originating in California.

Shipping charges for giclées are added during PayPal checkout and are $15 for the contiguous 48. If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, or anywhere else on earth please contact me before making a purchase so that your preferred shipping arrangements can be made.

Shipping charges for framed originals and giclées vary widely. Please contact me before purchasing so that we can discuss packing and shipping to your location.

Crashing Down
Watercolor on Silk    28" x 18"
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Wailua Dream

I dreamed that I was flying up a river with rocky green cliffs rising up on either side. I was flying close to the water, about halfway up the cliff walls. The river was a lively green-blue water that rushed with a burbling, jumping, splashing sound. I felt absolutely natural in flight, I was zooming around the bends in the river canyon with ease. The feeling was one of freedom and exhilaration. I had the sense that this was the Wailua river in Kauai, Hawaii. I was seeing it in a way that I had never seen it before, as a bird, rather than a pedestrian. I woke up from this dream in the middle of the night. I immediately sketched the scene of the dream before I forgot it. In the morning I began to paint the dream. The feeling of the river flight was fresh, and the painting flowed easily. Dreams have always been important to me, for inspiration and discovery. Flying dreams most of all.
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Wailua Dream
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,800

Wailua Dream is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of quilted maple, and bocote with sterling silver hardware set with chrysoprase. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Wailua Dream
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 14" x 17"    Frame 18.5" x 24.5"
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Garland of Whales

On the night of Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj’s Mahasamadhi , His transition from the body, I was overcome with emotion. My Guru was no longer physically here in this world. This was devastating to me, and I longed to be with Him. I fell asleep briefly and had a powerful dream. I was flying over the island of Naitauba in Fiji, Adi Da’s principal home. At first I was flying very high so that I could see the whole island below me. Then I swooped down closer in to the island, at the level of the cliffs. I was flying clockwise around the perimeter of the island. The wind was blowing hard, trees were bending and the air felt wild around me. The ocean was churned up, waves were moving in every direction outside the protective reef. I saw many sharks and whales swimming around Naitauba. I sensed that they were there for a purpose. I flew all the way around the island, then I woke up.

I arrived on Naitauba two days later. I found out from the Fijians that it is traditionally understood that when the Tui (or Fijian Chief) dies the sharks come to the island to pay their respect to the Tui. When I heard this I felt that my dream had not been a dream at all. I felt that I had actually been there witnessing that moment . This painting is an illustration of what I saw, the image and the feeling of it was so impactful to me that it was easy to remember. Turaga Dau Loloma Vunirarama is Adi Da’s Fijian name.

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Garland of Whales
Framed Original Watercolor
$2,500

Garland of Whales has an embossed border with a deckled edge. The painting is mounted on ¼" acid-free foam core which is affixed to the frame back. Textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

Shipping charges for framed originals and giclées vary widely. Please get in touch via email before purchasing so that packing/delivery charges can be calculated for your location.

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Garland of Whales
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 21" x 29"    Frame 32" x 40"
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Radiance

This is a painting of Adi Da’s house at the Matrix on the island of Naitauba. The cove there is spectacular, clear waters with a gentle tide that comes in to a curved beach. The house looks out over a wide view of the Pacific, with the neighboring islands small and distant at the horizon line. This place is very special to me. Some of the happiest moments of my life happened here. The sunsets are over-the-top dramatic and colorful, this is the way it often looks there. The time of day is just after sunset, when things get quiet and the fruit bats fly out from a tree on the hillside to begin their evening.
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Radiance
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,500

Radiance is mounted in an anodized aluminum frame with decorative hand-made paper matting.

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Radiance
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 23"    Frame 21" x 29.5"
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Aspens

One winter we took the train from California to Chicago, and headed back west in a car. We decided to take a scenic route through the Rocky Mountains, making our way at a leisurely pace on smaller two-lane roads. It was snowing, the snowflakes that fell piled up on the already laden mountains and trees. There was no one else out on the road, the conditions being what they were. It was quiet, the sound dampened down by the fresh fallen snow. The aspen trees stood out in bold lines of white with black linear accents. There many stands of them, swaths of living sculpture that stood out against the white snow drifted-hills. It was spectacular. As the day move to night we were spectators to a sunset of bright pink and yellow, with tinges of blue. The light danced off the surface of the snow, adding to the grandeur of the scene.
With these images in mind I painted “Aspens”. I wanted to convey the beauty and the stillness that I had seen and felt in this winter drive.
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Aspens
Framed Original Watercolor
$2,500

Aspens is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of spalted maple and blue mahoe with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Aspens
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 18.5" x 14"    Frame 29" x 19.5"
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On the Mountain Pass

One winter we took the train from California to Chicago, and headed back west in a car. We decided to take a scenic route through the Rocky Mountains, making our way at a leisurely pace on smaller two-lane roads. It was snowing, the snowflakes that fell piled up on the already laden mountains and trees. There was no one else out on the road, the conditions being what they were. It was quiet, the sound dampened down by the fresh fallen snow. The aspen trees stood out in bold lines of white with black linear accents. There many stands of them, swaths of living sculpture that stood out against the white snow drifted-hills. It was spectacular. As the day move to night we were spectators to a sunset of bright pink and yellow, with tinges of blue. The light danced off the surface of the snow, adding to the grandeur of the scene.
With these images in mind I painted “Aspens”. I wanted to convey the beauty and the stillness that I had seen and felt in this winter drive.
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On the Mountain Pass
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,200

On the Mountain Pass is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of spalted maple and blue mahoe with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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On the Mountain Pass
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 19" x 11"    Frame 28" x 18"
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Garden of Ganesh

Ganesh (or Ganesha) is a Hindu deity that I have loved since I was a child. Elephant-headed deities have a natural appeal, don't you think?. He is a remover of obstacles and patron of the arts. I depict this image of Ganesh in his garden. Hibiscus are associated with him, one of his favorite flowers. So, I have placed some in the foreground.
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Garden of Ganesh
Framed Original Watercolor
$1000

Garden of Ganesh is framed in a gold wood frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Garden of Ganesh
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Open-Handed, Too

I have never been to Hong Kong, but I have looked at many images of the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. The Big Buddha is particularly interesting because of the view from below the statue. This image of Buddha is depicted in "Abhaya Mudra" which refers to the position of the hands. The right hand, raised with open palm turned outward, partially obscuring the Buddha’s serene face, is a very potent representation of this icon of world religion. I added pink lotuses into the foreground which are symbolic of the Buddha’s realization.
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Open-Handed, Too
Framed Original Watercolor
$1000

Open-Handed, Too is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Open-Handed, Too
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Rasa Prelude

This painting depicts the Hindu deity, Krishna. The Rasa Leela is the story of Krishna and the gopis, or female cowherds. One night Krishna manifested himself to each of the one hundred and eight gopis individually and was the perfect consort to each. The gopis have not arrived on the scene, and Krishna prepares to call them with his flute.
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Rasa Prelude
Framed Original Watercolor
$1000

Rasa Prelude is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Rasa Prelude
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Ikebana 1

A painting of an ikebana arrangement that I did. My teacher was Sensei Shuko Kobayashi, a master of the Sogetsu school. He was a very inspiring teacher with great skills and a honed sense of aesthetics; a sculptor working in living materials.
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Ikebana 1
Framed Original Watercolor
$3,500

Ikebana 1 is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of figured bubinga with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Ikebana 1
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 26" x 15"    Frame 41.5" x 22"
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Ikebana 2

A sparse arrangement of the Sogetsu style, this is another arrangement that I painted after composing it. I love the use of leaves, especially large leaves, in ikebana. The sculptural play that is possible is limitless.
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Ikebana 2
Framed Original Watercolor
$3,500

Ikebana 2 is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of quilted maple and bocote with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Ikebana 2
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 26" x 15"    Frame 41.5" x 22"
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Beneath the Plum Blossoms

Beneath the plum blossoms...is there a more wonderful place to spend time in spring?
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Beneath the Plum Blossoms
Framed Original Watercolor
$1,800

Beneath the Plum Blossoms is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of narra and lacewood with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Beneath the Plum Blossoms
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 16.5" x 12"    Frame 23" x 17"
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California Poppies

Watercolor painting of California poppies blooming on a hillside overlooking the Pacific.
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California Poppies
Framed Original Watercolor
$600

California Poppies is mounted in a gold frame with rice paper matting.

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California Poppies
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Christmas Camellia

Watercolor painting of a Christmas Camellia branch with snow-laden blossoms in a wintery landscape.
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Christmas Camellia
Framed Original Watercolor
$600

Christmas Camellia is mounted in a silver frame with Tibetan "cloud" paper matting.

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Christmas Camellia
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Peace Rose

In the spirit of the season I painted this peace rose surrounded by sunlight reflected on water. May the end of this year be peaceful and light-filled for all of you my friends.
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Peace Rose
Framed Original Watercolor
$600

Peace Rose is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Peace Rose
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Dogwood

Dogwood trees have always enchanted me. I appreciate their delicacy, the texture of the flowers, and their ability to grow and bloom in harsh climates. I used to stare out the classroom window at an old and beautiful dogwood tree in bloom. I was hardly able to concentrate on my schoolwork because the tree was so captivating.
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Dogwood
Framed Original Watercolor
$600

Dogwood is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Dogwood
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"