This week, Dover is showcasing Japanese art. You can get on the mailing list for free images each week at
The sampler shows images from 12 different books.
I wonder how many hours are in this peacock embroidery....
(click to enlarge and see detail)
I miss seeing hanging pots of Fuchsia's here in the south. It gets too hot here for them.
They even grow in flower beds in Oregon.
Southern Jasmine is a good trade off however.
Feel free to click and save these for your artwork.
I have never made anything with a Japanese style, theme, or look, but there is something soothing going on here.
I have watched demonstrations of Japanese painting ,,,on tv, or at the fair...its been so long, but I do remember it was intriguing, and fast, with wonderful brushes.