Les Mimosas De Mesubenomori 2013

Les mimosas de Mesubenomori. 2013. 80x120cm. Acrylique et pastel à l'huile sur papier.

Les Mimosas de Mesubenomori. 2013. 80×120 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on paper.

In Nagasaki, I often went to Mesubenomori park. Around it bloom beautiful mimosa trees. I first began painting this picture in 2009 at the XXX Indies Art Club in Nagasaki. A small place where artists can rent a space to paint, meet other local artists and exhibit. I never could render the small coton like flowers of the mimosas, though. So I rolled up my picture and brought it back to France where it stayed in a corner for 4 years. A couple months ago I began using oil pastels. I like the rich texture of them. They’re wonderful to use. It didn’t take long before I made the connection between the softness, the rich yellow tone and the powdered flower. And Voilà !

10 responses to Les Mimosas De Mesubenomori 2013

  1. ps- can you tell me more about the indie art club? How much does it cost, how do you rent the space and for how long, etc? I definitely want to check it out whenever I get there.

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    • julie harms – Author

      It’s in Furukawa machi area. Near Hamano machi. The club is a “cafe gallery” place. On the ground floor there’s a cafe and in the back a small room to exhibit. On the first floor is a large space that artists share to paint. I paid a monthly fee of several thousand yen. The price allowed me to access the painting space. I usually went there after my work because it was open until late. The owner is an artist too, but I needed an interpreter the first time I went there. If you can find someone that reads Japanese, you can go on their website or their facebook page to get more details. I had been painting for almost 20 years before going to Japan. It was in that club that I found my “artistic voice” after almost quitting my art. Thanks again for visiting my blog.

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  2. I like the picture of the mimosa. I have just arrived in Sydney and have been looking at some aboriginal art. Your techniche of point making is very similar. I was thinking of having a go myself when I get home. Thanks for your interest in my work.

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    • julie harms – Author

      I love these flowers. In France they’re in full bloom now…I never thought of aboriginal art when drawing the flowers, though. thank you for your interesting remarks. Have a nice day !

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