Pure Land Series

Composite showing Nara sitting in a Portland Gardens tree while painting the moon.

The Pure Land Series is an extension and development of my Rising Sun Series, using a similar palette of fantastical colors combined with gold leaf to create vibrant, life-filled images. The Rising Sun Series was focused on Red Crowned Cranes. So far Pure Land has been all about lions, but I plan to use other favorite mammals and some other birds in the future. Horses are definitely going to figure into this series. I imagine deer will, also, maybe a mountain lion and/or bobcat, the characters that are my neighbors are always of interest to me. So, are many creatures that I have never seen in the wild, such as monkeys. I would like to paint nonhumans in beautiful landscapes. That is the vision I choose.

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Beholding

I like this fox. He exhibits clear-eyed attention and seems to be enjoying whatever his gaze is falling upon.
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Beholding
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
The framed original of Beholding is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

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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.

Beholding
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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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
The framed original of Brother Fox is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Purchases/Shipping

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.

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
The framed original of Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Purchases/Shipping

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.

Somebody's Eyes Must Meet the Dawn
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Wandering in Darkness Without Fear

I hold owls in high regard. All of the beings around us are full of lessons. I don't laugh at the notion of the wise, old owl. I have observed owls in their place. They demonstrate an economy of life and wisdom that reminds me of my possibilities and my responsibilities.
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Wandering in Darkness Without Fear
Framed Original Watercolor
$750
The framed original of Wandering in Darkness Without Fear is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Purchases/Shipping

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.

Wandering in Darkness Without Fear
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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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
$650
The framed original of Land of the Lion Sutra is available. To see the painting in its frame click here.
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Purchases/Shipping

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.

Land of the Lion Sutra
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"
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Like the Lion, I Am in My Place

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.
Purchase
Like the Lion, I Am in My Place
Framed Watercolor on Paper
SOLD
Limited Edition Giclée Print
$150

Giclée prints of original paintings are limited to 54 reproductions.

Giclées are printed on Cold Press Bright White paper; 310g, water-resistant, and made from 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free.

Framing

Giclées are sold unframed, but I am happy to frame your giclées for you if you like. Check out my Framing Methods and Materials page to get a sense of my approach to framing. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Purchases/Shipping

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.

Like the Lion, I Am in My Place
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper   6" x 18"