I think it’s true that most artists are never 100% satisfied with any artwork, that’s at least how I feel because it seems impossible to express in paint the depth and reality of the true. But we do our best anyway, for the joy of it, and sometimes because simply we have no choice — we must paint.
This painting of the sacred Japanese forests below Mount Fuji, and all their Autumn beauty moved me so much that I had to paint her. This work flow, there was no mind. I put down my paintbrushes, preferring to paint with gloved hands, so that I could feel intuitively where the paint wanted to go, how the colors wanted to be layered. If it is possible, to date this is the painting I love the most. I hope more works can emerge in the same way as this one did.