[English below] アロマセラピストの塚本洋子さんからバトンをいただきました
憧れの片岡球子風タッチに挑戦です Picture 1: I tried to paint with the style of Tamako Kataoka (see Tamako's "Red Fuji" below)
Picture 2: Ow, this may need more work...
After painting over my first paint, it seems a bit closer...
Picture 3: It looks much better, but I think I need to add something on the lower half of this painting
Picture 4: I have added some clouds; here's my "Blue Ishizuchi", which might make a good contrast with "Red Fuji" by Ms Kataoka
Picture 5: A painting of Mr. Ishizuchi found in the frame of my brother-in-law's photo
Picture 6: My "second" painting of Mr. Ishizuchi
Unlike acrylics, we cannot paint over and over with transparent watercolours; we cannot make any mistakes.
Message of the Week
Hello, I'm Harumi Hoshika, also known as Poppo Jiiji. As some of you know well, I'm a woodworker, but today let me talk about me as a painter.
Back in 2000, under the influence of the collapse of so-called "bubble economy", I left my job and immersed myself in watercolour paintings: without any formal lessons, I just taught myself. Since then, I have been thinking that Mt. Ishizuchi is too difficult for me to paint, but very much inspired by beautiful pictures posted by Richard-san in his essay on the 17th, May, I decided to make a daring challenge. Please have a look at Pictures 1-4 above. I used acrylics; you can add wet paint over dry paint making very thick layers like oil paints.
Here, let me talk about another painting of Mr. Ishizuchi. On the 10th of June, my brother-in-law passed away. He knew that the day would come before long and had prepared his framed photo to be used at his funeral. In the back of his picture, we found the photocopied picture of Mt. Ishizuchi(=Picture 5). Nobody knows why he had put this in the frame, but we put this painting in his coffin.
Was it his favorite picture? Did some friend of his paint this? Anyhow I decided to copy this painting. This time, I used Conté pastel and transparent watercolours (=Picture 6).
I am going to make a wooden frame (because I'm a woodworker!), and dedicate this to my sister Eiko.
-- Harumi Hoshika, a.k.a Poppo Jiiji (21, June 2021)