December 23, 2010

Yuzu / ゆず/ 柚

painting available right now through Gallery 1988 San Francisco

This is a recent painting I did for the show "Sailing Through Shadows" at G1988SF - you can see it up right now if you are in the area!  I'm always excited when 1988 asks me to participate in a show - can't wait to get out to the West coast some day and see their space!

For my entire Japan trip I had yuzu on the brain - yuzu tea, yuzu bath salts, yuzu throat drops, yuzu sake, yuzu chicken - it was never enough!  So it compelled me to make a piece of a girl picking fruit from a citrus tree.  Here are most of the ゆず things from our Japan trip.

nigori yuzu sake "nigori" is the cloudy variety

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  1. omg I'm blown away yet again. That piece is stunning.

  2. i love your use of blue for the leaves!

  3. I love your illustrations! Especially the details of the lace leggings on the girl!

  4. you should try yuzu sake (not the cloudy nigori type).
    it's sooo good on the rocks <3

  5. Thanks so much for the kind words!

    ADA - yes, nigori sake on the rocks was what actually hooked me on the stuff! WOOT!

  6. i love that painting so much, i need to start working overtime so i can buy ALL UR PAINTINGS

  7. Yuzu is amazing! It's hard to get enough of Yuzu flavored things ;)

    Thanks for following my blog! I am in -LOVE- with your illustrations! I can't wait to see more of your work, it is incredible!!