"Nature Paints a Brilliant Picture…"
"Nature Paints a Brilliant Picture of deep blue mountains and fire red sky"
by Chiura Obata
watercolor, 15" x 19"
"One night we were going to the dining room and there was a beautiful sunset. Papa [Chiura Obata] wanted to paint the sunset so he started to sketch and he wouldn't stop. The dining room was only open from 6 to 7, still he wouldn't quit. Finally I had to hurry and get two dinner plates filled and then hurry back to help him with the colors. We ate later in our room."
Haruko Obata, 1986
Courtesy of Kimi Kodani Hill
March 10, 1943