Finally a new entry....My summer has been filled with wonderful amazement. I wanted to begin presenting my new series, a sneak peek in to what I have been working on. My husband and I spent the month of July in the beautiful country of Japan! It was definitely a life changing experience for me and has given me many great artistic ideas as well as an excuse to capture in paint what I saw. This first painting is an image of the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto. This ended up being one of my favorite temples that we visited. Bright green moss covered just about everything: the rocks, the trees, the ground. It had a typical zen garden with the raked and sculpted sand, and tranquil waters flowing throughout. The quintessential Japanese beauty and aesthetic, and I had to paint it. Stayed tuned as more of my precious paintings are revealed.