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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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
$625
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"