Painting by Numbers

Painting from early morning, with the gusto of a New Yorker a Glaswegian a Marseillais eating a haggis a hot dog a bouillabaisse, the artist tried to beat the August heat before his still life wilted. Applying chrome yellow with textured impasto, he was determined to paint them all in one go. Now the tournesols […]

Ehime Spring

Ehime spring blooms cascading from the mountains pink waves on the sea shore Kim M. Russell Image found on My response to Carpe Diem #1161 Matsuyama City birth-place of Shiki Chèvrefeuille has given us some background to the Japanese poet Shiki, who was born in Matsuyama City in Iyo province (present day Ehime prefecture) […]

Waterfalls of Osaka

crystal droplets bounce orchestra of waterfalls releases rainbows Kim M. Russell, 2017 Kema-cho, Osaka Prefecture in autumn and a waterfall somewhere around Kema-cho My response to Carpe Diem #1160 Kema, birth-place of Yosa Buson Today on our journey through Japan we have reached the region in which Yosa Buson (1716-1784) was born, Kema Settsu Province, nowadays known as […]