Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Seasonal works



Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Every time, the Japanese climate is clearly reflected through my physical senses. As spring ripens, petals, buds, fresh greenery, butterflies, and insect wings appear somewhere in the image. The climate of Japan is rich in variety and is like a condensed jewel box.  Due to the humidity, the vegetation has a deep color, and the small creatures that benefit from the clear stream are full of freshness.  To keep the texture looking like sweets and ore, the canvas is coated in three dimensions so as not to spoil the image when it is viewed from the side.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021


 Lotus Bud

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 8×11 inches paper board.
21.0×29.7 cm ペーパーボードに和紙・アクリル樹脂

For me, the lotus is the most beloved plant in every respect. The leaves and flowers that open in a circle on which both Buddha and frogs suit to stay, the buds with a savory scent, and the simple appearance of the stems that grow smoothly. Since it is aquatic, light can be transmitted coolly when looking up from the bottom of the water, and a rhythm of shape with the water surface as the background is created when looking down from the sky. This must be why it is loved as a motif of ancient and modern religions and arts.


Lotus Pond

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 35×28 inches paper board.
909mm × 727mm カンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Saturday, March 27, 2021




Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 17×17 inches canvas

45.5cm×45.5 cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Choice of sizes and shapes of the canvas is part of my creation.  There always seems to be "one right answer" for that choice.  To above pieces, 17×17 inches square canvas was that.

Initially I planned to paint 4 canvases of this size to display them on the wall either in horizontal or rectangle.  All 4 were supposed to be unified in rather cool tones of color, but it turned to cold winter season when I finished the 2nd piece.  Since I would like to treat warm tones of color in cool-temperature environment, I need to wait for the next summer to start remaining 2 pieces. 



Thursday, March 25, 2021


Japanese colored paper pieces with gloss polymer medium looking like cross section of minerals or candy.

18cm×18cm Canvas

Saturday, January 11, 2014

After a year hibernation

"Lotus Pond"Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 14.33×20.28 inches paper board.
36.4×51.5 cm ペーパーボードに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Having almost a year blank since having been occupied with other matters, it has been still interesting to find slight changes  in every pieces, so I will continue.     

Ziggy has been sleeping on his barbapapa blanket.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring is near

"Expectation of Spring 3"Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7.17×10.12 inches paper board.
18.2×25.7cm ペーパーボードに和紙・アクリル樹脂

I found this piece can be connected to the previous one somehow.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flowers in Snow field

"Flowers in Snow field"Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7.17×10.12 inches paper board.
18.2×25.7cm ペーパーボードに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Here is another happy thought in winter.  
Every flower bud is ready to bloom or already did in me. 

Ziggy massages blankets only in wintertime.

Sweet look after the event.