Cold Day (Kyoto, Japan), Interior Painting

Cold Day (Kyoto, Japan)
Cold Day (Kyoto, Japan)


When it's cold outside and you need some company, would you want to go where everybody knows your name?  That's probably why these men had gathered around a boiling tea kettle on a stove to shoot the breeze.  I don't know whether I was guessing it right, but the very thought motivated me to do this painting.

This is the inside of a rather modest tea house that I found when I went to Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan (click here to see another painting "Fushimi Inari Shrine I" that depicts the outside look of this house).  In this painting, I focused on a relaxed atmosphere among old friends that, I hope, would make you want to join in for a cup of tea.  Or, was that hot sake in their cups?  Cheers!

Cold Day (Kyoto, Japan)


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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in. (on 9 x 12 in. paper)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold


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