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Japanese Circle Set 三 is the third painting in a set a micro-scenes.
What the artist calls 'circlescpaes'. A collection of paintings working within a small circle.
It is reflective of the scenery the artist experienced while walking in the Kii Peninsula & The Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Over a winter/spring and has been the focus of his new paintings.
Within the circle are the indications of a forest and a shoreline.
Its very minimal perhaps think Twin Peaks.
The only definition is on the far right side where the dropping tree line is marked with the artists scratching technique in a tight cluster of tree branches and shapes.
Under this in the lower section of the circle are minimal water ripple lines.

It was painted using Japanese watercolor paints to create a circle of deep dark denim blue.
Working with the tonal areas of the painting where the background is light and watery with light shades of ultramarine, cobalt, pale azure, indigo blue and the foreground is a deeper dark indigo.
The artist has placed sharp branches of trees which were cut from the top layers of paint to reveal the undercoat of white.

The outer rim of the circle is ragged and sharp in places as the artist explores making the center look like a stamp or a print.
The background is flat white which makes the center circle really 'pop'.

The painting has a coating of clear epoxy resin, giving it a high gloss finish. A surface the artist has intended for his works for many years, this is the first collection to receive the treatment.

The color tones are blues across the inner circle, stippled at different levels to create tones within.
The undercoat is white which is revealed in the trees and water. The background is flat white.

Depending on the picture the artist usually does not sign the front unless it can be disguised or hidden in the picture. This picture has a very minimal nature, so is signed on the reverse.

The painting comes ready to hang in a hand-painted white wooden frame.

Materials used:

Watercolours / Epoxy Resin

Japanese Circle Set 三 (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Gillies from United Kingdom

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