Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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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.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy thoughts in winter

Expectation of Spring 2"Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 5.83 × 8.27 inches paper board.
14.8cm×21cm  ペーパーボードに和紙・アクリル樹脂

The more it gets freezing cold outside, warmer image comes up in me.  As animals getting ready for hibernation, every happy winter image like cute little flowers, clear blue sky and buds under the snow are gathered and sealed in my thoughts with memories of fruity smell  from Christmas decorations. 


Here is another old song from late ’80s, played when I painted the piece above.


"On Retinae"/Dip in the Pool  

"Miracle Play"/Dip in the Pool