Yesterday I had a great time at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch of the Camden County Library. I was invited to give a presentation on yokai and Japanese legends as part of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Continue reading
Last Sunday was Sakura Sunday, and it was a perfect day to be outside under the cherry blossoms! You can see a whole bunch of amazing photos from the day here. It was great to see so many people there, and I was happy to meet a bunch of fans who came by my booth to say hi. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
The Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner, and pretty soon the cherry blossoms will be popping all over Philadelphia. Which makes it appropriate that I just finished this painting of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park, with its cherry trees in full bloom.
If you’ve been paying attention to my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed that for a while I was getting 1 painting done per week, until March. Well, that’s because I’ve been wrestling with this painting all month long, and finally I am happy with the results. The level of tiny detail is pretty intense in this one, and it looks great full-size on paper.
I’ll be selling this print and some others at Sakura Sunday (April 14 @ the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center). Hope to see you there!
Wow, it has been an incredibly long time since I last posted anything on my website… About 4 months even! You know how time just bleeds away when you’re busy? That’s what the past few months have been like for me.
Some time back, I mentioned how I was rebooting my “100 Famous Views of Philadelphia” series with a view of doing all 100 prints and putting them into a large, full-color book like I did with Night Parade last year (Oh yeah! And it’s just 1 year now that Night Parade has been out too!). Well, I have been working night and day on the new images, trying to get one done about each week.
If you’ve been following me on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ then you know that I haven’t been totally silent; only silent on my blog. And you’ve probably seen the images of the finished pieces as I’ve been getting them done. And you’ve probably heard me apologize that I don’t have prints available yet. Well that changes today! Continue reading
You know what’s even awesomer than getting a beautiful new yokai print?
Getting one for 30% off!
That’s right, because I love Black Friday so much, you can get 30% off of any yokai print from my Etsy store, osarusan.etsy.com! This offer is only for this week, so don’t delay!
All you have to do is enter to coupon code BLACKFRIDAY when you check out at Etsy.
It’s been a while since the last post, as I’ve been shifting gear out of October Yokai mode and into my next big project. Continue reading
Well, I had a good rest yesterday, not having to paint yokai into the wee hours of the night, and today, it’s back to work! But first, I wanted to post the gallery of this year’s A-Yokai-A-Day series.
You can order beautiful matted prints of these yokai from my Etsy store.
Also, my illustrated yokai guide, The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, is available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats.