Small Bridge of the Water God... by Robert Bristow

Small Bridge of the Water God Suijin

Acryllic on canvas, size 24 inches by 18 inches.Life around the small bridge of the Japanese water god Suijin. The term Suijin (literally water people or water deity) refers to the heavenly and earthly manifestations of the benevolent Shinto divinity of water.
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Bob, this painting could be one of your finest. I love the asian flatness and unique colors.
3 months ago
Many thanks Rosa, greatly appreciate your comments, regards Bob
3 months
Nice oriental style of work with an interesting story. Laurel
3 months
Many thanks for the visit and kind comments Laurel - much appreciated.
3 months
Full of eastern promise Robert.
2 months
Thanks for the visit Graham, regards Bob
2 months
i like your style! the unreal landscape reminds me of some of the landscape in eastern Alaska... and Utahi like how you created the texture cindy
2 months
Your comments and view greatly appreciated Cynthia
2 months
Your style is amazing the colours so bountyful well done a complete delight to view .
2 months
Many thanks Alan - appreciate the comment and encouragement
2 months
Robert i love how you have used the colours in this lovely Japanese themed painting...very beautiful.xx
2 months
Many thanks for viewing and encouraging comments Marlene.
2 months
How very appealing. The colour combination is very inviting.
Marilyn x
2 months
Thanks Marilyn- I got the inspiration from looking at some Edo period woodblock prints especially from Utagawa Hiroshige's plum skies. Comment appreciated.
2 months
Nice oriental style work Robert, and you got a lot in this...and the colours are in harmony!....M
1 month
Many thanks Michael - your comment truly appreciated. regards Bob
1 month
Nice humps of variant shades which loom in the red sky and the passive flow of the water channel with reflected red light.
One can sense the Japanese theme for the 'Water God Suijin Deity' and the bridge where the ladies watch over, really soft and serene.
1 month
Many thanks Angela for your warm and encouraging comments - much appreciated by me.
1 month
I love paintings that tell a story. It is a lovely day there. Well done.
1 month
Many thanks for your visit and comment Debbie - well appreciated by me.
1 month
Outstanding acrylic oriental painting, Robert. Love your style. A most definite Special Favourite for me!
Best wishes, Peter
1 month
Thankyou very much Peter, appreciate your visit and kind comments
1 month
The whole image has an oriental look to it that is very appealing Bob. I love the way you add details.. great job :))
1 month
Much appreciated Joyce - thanks for the view
1 month
Lovely work, Robert. I like the Oriental look. Wonderful details.
1 month
Such charming and beautiful work with great design elements.
1 month
Many thanks for those warm remarks Dian, much appreciated by me. - regards Bob
1 month
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Robert BristowI live in New Zealand after spending fifteen years in the United Arab Emirates,originally from Dorset, U.K. I have enjoyed painting in oils since I was a teenager, I'm a proud possessor of a GCE Art "O" level pass certificate and studied art part time at Weston Super Mare Technical College - now I'm in my sixties and have more time to paint and hopefully improve my technique. I feel as photography captures landscape so well, I'm leaning towards more abstract work. I admire and enjoy the fusion, diversity,internationality, style, talent and versatility of all the artists on PIL, and find the site very motivational, inspirational, stimulating and lively with a constant and lively stream of new work coming in.
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