Nyukasayama is located in Nagano Prefecture. It is a landscape seen from Aoyagi,that is next to Suwa city. The size of this picture is No. 20. There is a sign of May1981. When I was 30 years old. At that time, a Catholic group’s mountain villa was here and it was managed by my husband’s friend, Canadian Brother, and we used to go there. I liked Impressionism and stuck to “painting on the spot”, so I took a big canvas and a easel and I sketched on the road in the rice field.
Then, the picture was framed by Mr. F and was adorned in this lodge long time, but Mr. F was returned to Canada, the mountain house was sold, and at that time this picture was put in the storehouse of the church in Sendai .
One year after returning to Canada, Mr.F was suddenly dead in a mountain when he did the cross-country. He was looking forward to the Spanish pilgrimage and training his body. Canada was great, just before his death , he sent us an email with beautiful pictures of the illuminations at Christmas “Canada is great,you shoud come to play.” He was yet 70 years old.
A few years later,(ten years ago from now) I went to Sendai and asked where is the picture. They didnot know about it that time but soon later , I recieved answer that it was found, and I asked my friend to go to Sendai and to get it (thanks!), And finary the picture returned to my hands.
It is a landscape painting drawn in stippling, it was rough and the color was dirty and I could not make any changes while trying to fix it, but for this exhibition ,I got advice from my teacher and repainted it.
5月らしくなったかな。Maybe iit become like a picture of May .