Keisuke Eguchi Painting

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Take a walk
12/27/2017


A beutiful day at Kamakura, Japan. 

Best Wishes for the New Year.
 

The Show
12/27/2017

Please enjoy the slide images of the show in Hiroshima. For my work, it seems people are attracted to the seascape paintings.

La Jolla, San Diego
oil on canvas
10.75 x 16.25 inches

Sunrise
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches

This is just gift for a customer. Year of the Dog 2018

pencil, color pencil on decorated paper

The Show





Down Town


Hiroshima


Having an opportunity to meet the people, audience through the show is always an eye openning experience. Thank you for coming to the show and I would like keep improving the pieces.

Keisuke
 

Traveling Japan
12/12/2017

This week, I am having an exhibition at Hiroshima, Japan.

It is west part of Japan. I've never been there in past, so I traveled and saw what the place is like. I spent most of the time at Onomichi, the Inland Sea area.

The place turned out good, please see the work of photos. Hope that the audiences get the sense, feels like traveling there.

Onomichi overview, the Inland Sea


Mountain

Hill

Traditional housing, the memorial building for the famous novelist

View from the alley

Setoda, the neighbor island

The Triple Tower

Boat

Filiming Museum

Traditional building in temple area

Late afternoon

Old architecture at main street

There were a lot of elements for painting and making a story. Thanks for looking at the photos. I just hope to have the good exhibition in Hiroshima.
 

On a Road
12/8/2017


Letter from California

Main Street, Laguna Beach
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches

This year, I have been working on landscape, seascape and cityscape paintings of California. I named these series as "Letter from California". I hope that I brought the audiece to California by these different locations of the paintings.

I have settled the new project, new style of the paintings for next year. I am so excited for these new coming pieces.

Main Street, Laguna Beach is the last work for "Letter from California". Thanks for chacking the paintings and please be look forward the new paintings.

Keisuke
 

Two dogs
11/28/2017


Two dogs
acrylic on canvas
16.25 x 12.5 inches (F6)

They were my favorite dogs.

I just didn't expect they are here again. Because I am an artist, and is able to bring them into life by painting. Something that only painting can do. I will keep up making the piece like this one.

Keisuke
 

Custom order
11/21/2017

Custom order for a customer in San Diego, California.

Sunrise
24 x 18 inches
acrylic on canvas

Laguna Beach, California
31.625 x 45.75 inches
oil on canvas

There are some arrangement in painting to match better in specific room, light conditions.

Custom order is very interesting and exciting.

Each painting is different, arranged for customer, and I love to see the customer's happy smile when they receive these gifts.

Thanks for ordering,
Keisuke Eguchi
 

The show
11/17/2017

Zephyr Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.
Young promising artists and ambitious pieces.

The show

Dogs

Mr. Okabe

Mr. Saito

My works, California

Mr. Fujii, Mr. Kuronuma

Mr. Kuronuma

The overview

Letter from California

Zyphyr Exhibition
 

Year of the Dog 2018
11/10/2017

I made several Dog drawings on decorated paper. These are just for small gift for customers who visited my exhibition.

Next year, 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the twelve zodiac signs. This is originated in China. In Japan, we follow this calender as part of customs.

One of the visiters really wanted to have one of the drawings, because her friend's dog just passed away. I just gifted the drawing and she showed the best thanks during the exhibition. This is something that only the piece, art can provide.

Dogs, color pencil on decorated papers (5.375 x 4.75 inches)

Pug

Kelpie

Pomeranian

Boston Terrier

Toy Poodle

Fox Terrier

German Shepherd

Jack Russell Terrier

Golden Retriever
 

Torrey Pines and Balboa park
10/26/2017

Letter from California.

Torrey Pines and Balboa park, both are great places to visit in San Diego.

Torrey Pines is a national reserve park. You can take a hike up on hills. I just took a first, very beginning course. The view was great, scene like this.

Landscape, Torrey Pines
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)

Balboa park locates downtown San Diego. There are museums, zoo, shops. You can spend whole week-end, have good time there.

Balboa park
oil on canvas
7.5 x 13.25 inches (M4)
 

Letter from California
10/23/2017

Letter from California.

There are great landscape, the sharp light and shadow in California.

I saw some of them that can be turned into art. Not all, but selected scenes from my experience and the skill. Please enjoy the paintings.


Surf Patrol
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)


Flowers, Cardiff By The Sea
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)

Street, Solana Beach
oil on canvas
7.5 x 13.25 inches (M4)
 

Take a rest
10/21/2017


Just a small painting from the Inland Sea of Japan.

Truiple tower, Setoda
oil on panel
5.5 x 7 inches (F0)

The architecture was beutiful. The building was located in small island. It was a nice sunny day. The color was vivid, and I saw more contrast in light and shadow.

It is a halfway for the show. There are a lot to prepare.
Take a rest and I'm going for it.
 
 

Wine country
10/17/2017


Letter from California

Vineyards, Tamecula wine country
7.5 x 13.25 inches (M4)
oil on canvas


I have been taking several trips for different locations for the new subject.
There will be landscape paintings of Japan and new series of townscapes in California.

Please look forward to seeing them.
 

On a Road
9/30/2017


Letter from California

Trail Road, Torrey Pines
oil on canvas
7.5 x 13.25 inches (M4)

I am on a road.

Several Californian landscape paintings are now on process. After completing these pieces, I will be moving to the next project. It is Japanese landscapes. I am taking a short trip to western part of Japan, looking for the subject  in the Inland Sea. Hopely I can bring the good combination of seascape, landscape and everyday life scenes in Japan.
 

Townscapes, Letter from California
9/25/2017

Letter from California.

New paintings are now on process.
Finally, first two pieces are completed.

Rail road and Housings, Cardiff
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)

Bench, Wind'n Sea
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)

Townscape is a challenging subject.

However, once the piece is finished, I would like to keep the piece and display it on a wall.

A foreign town attracts me. It makes me imagine what is the life like, there. Painting is the easiest way to get into the scene.
 

Collage pieces
9/10/2017

Collage on paper.

Banks


Wing


Yellow and Purple


White and Green


Vertical


Rectangle


Shapes


Round
 

Blue and Yellow
9/9/2017

New Graphic Design pieces.
Blue, Yellow, and several colors.

Collages are good for the color studies.

Blue Yellow 1
collage on canvas board
13.125 x 9.5 x inches (F4)

Blue Yellow 2
collage on canvas board 2
16.25 x 12.5 inches (F6)
 

Letter from California
9/5/2017

Letter from California

OCEANSIDE TOWN
acrylic on canvas
44 x 52.25 inches (F80)

Surf, Oceanside
oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches (P12)

Looking for surf? Oceanside is a great place to be in water. There are a surfing museum where you can check the historical evolution of the surfboards and the related goods.
 

Letter from California
8/20/2017

Letter from California


Enciniatas
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inch (F6)

Encinitas is a small, nice size town in San Diego. This was a glass factory I found one street away from the main street. I liked the composition very much. 

Cardiff Pipes
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inch (F6)

Cardiff Pipes, "Pipes" is the name of surfing break in the area. I liked the clean air of Cardiff, and the color of sky. The wave was good, fun, definitely I like to visit again.

Oceanside Pier
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inch (F6)

Oceanside was the first town when I made art trip in California in April. I haven`t seen a pier for a long time. This time, it was a subject for painting. I liked the composition of the sun, wave, and the pier when I saw this scenary.

Pendleton Cliff
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inch (F6)

Pendleton is a undeveloped area, since it is a part of Naval base in Southern California. The untouched place, and the untouched waves. The land was rich in colors.
 
 

Eco bags and the framed paintings
8/11/2017

I am now on prepartion for the show in Osaka, Japan.

Eco bags for novelty items, these are the gift who applies in news paper.

Eco bag 1 front and backside



Eco bag 2 front and backside




The framed paintings.


Pendleton


Cardiff


La Jolla

Seven other paintings are now on process and some are about to finish.
 

Still life, the series of small paintings
7/24/2017

Letter from California, the series of small paintings, mainly still life.

TAMECULA WINE COUNTRY
oil on canvas
5.5 x 7 inches (F0)

Cliff, Torry Pines
oil on canvas
5.5 x 7 inches (F0)

AUTO REPAIR OF LAGUNA BEACH
oil on canvas
5.5 x 7 inches (F0)

I felt these still life and objects represented the local scenes. They even become richer when I paint them in a canvas. They are small size of paintings, but have some speaking power.
 

Letter from California
7/17/2017


Torrey Pines
acrylic on canvas
25.625 x 19.75 inches (P15)

Torrey Pines is a national reserve park in San Diego, California.

I visited this place, because there is a famous big wave spot called "Blacks" in this national reserve. I didn't get a chance to surf though, but worked on getting the beutiful landscape.

There were a lot of beautiful scenes, and for sure I would like to visit this place again.

Keisuke
 

Bloom
7/11/2017


Letter from California.

Crown daisy, Pendleton
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)
 

Flowers, series of small paintings
7/8/2017

Letter from California.

Flowers, series of small paintings. I noticed there were all different kind of flowers in California. The color, shapes, they were just interesting and different in each locations. I would like to just share this feeling.

Flowers, Torrey Pines
oil on canvas
7 x 5.5 inches (F0)

Flowers, Pendleton
oil on canvas
7 x 5.5 inches (F0)

Flowers, Laguna Beach
oil on canvas
7 x 5.5 inches (F0)
 

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA
6/27/2017

Letter from California.

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA
oil on canvas
31.625 x 45.75 inches (P50)

This scene, I just happened to find the place at the last day of the trip.

It is fortunate to find the place that can be turned into a painting.

Just several photos I nicely framed. These pieces are back in the days when I made the surf trip to Hawai'i and California.

Mauna Kea
Big Island of Hawai'i
Sep 2009

Sunrise
Ventura, California
2010

C-Street
Ventura, California
2010

These scenes were inspiring and the reason to become an artist. I will travel and find the places that is inspiring and turn into art.

Keisuke
 
 
 
 

Big Island of Hawai'i and Miyake Island, Tokyo
6/19/2017

Two photos are framed. They were taken in 2009 during surf traveling.


HILO
Big Island of Hawai'i
2009

AKO
Miyake Island, Tokyo, Japan
2009

Both destination were memorable and inspiring places.
Hope to travel again if there is any chance.
 

The Surf Shop
6/16/2017

Thank you MENEHUNE BEACH STORE, the surf shop in Machida, Tokyo. My paintings have been exhibited and on sale in the shop. Just to provide the quick look of the shop and the pieces.

The overview of the shop

The shop

Beautiful surfboards

The paintings

Please visit the website,

www.menehune.on.arena.ne.jp

Thank you MENEHUNE BEACH STORE for support of the artist. The shop is really good with the idea of introducing surfing and the culture.

It is rare to find this kind of independent shop that has the real access to the culture. 

I just appreciate the opportunity and keep making the piece that has the craftmanship.

Keisuke
 
 
 
 

CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CALIFORNIA
6/7/2017


Letter from California.

This is one of my favorite scenes from California Art Trip.

CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CALIFORNIA
oil on canvas
31.75 x 51.375 inches (M60)

Feel the air, feel the surf, feel the landscape.

I hope to keep traveling and paint the scene that inspired me.

Keisuke
 

Letter from California
5/16/2017

Two surfing breaks in San Diego, California.

WIND AND SEA, LA JOLLA
oil on canvas
12.5 x 16.25 inches (F6)

CARDIFF, SAN DIEGO
oil on canvas
10.75 x 16.25 inches (P6)

Feel the surf, feel the ride.
 

New series of the work, "Letter" is launched
5/12/2017

Do you travel?
 
New series of the work, “Letter" is launched. In this series, I travel and look for the places, inspiration of paintings in overseas, foreign places.

PENDLETON, OCEANSIDE
oil on canvas
10.75 x 18 inches (M8)

LA JOLLA, SAN DIEGO
oil on canvas
10.75 x 16.25 inches (P6)
 
When was your first time that you imagine of going to foreign country? You see this image of inspiring places in a book, magazines, and wish to be there. My first memory of traveling is back to teenager and I still keep the same passion.
 
Visiting a foreign country is totally an overwhelming experience at first. But after challenging a new frontier, getting back home, you notice that the place is no longer strange country, but rather feels like a home.
 
I am happy to paint the scenes that inspired me and hopefully the audiences get into the scenes and feel like a home.
 
Please visit the website and see the work. 
This time, it is “Letter from California”.
 
Keisuke
 
 
 

The show
4/29/2017

NIKA Kanagawa exhibition is right now held at Yokohama, Japan.
 
Neighbor around the city gallery has nice park and zoo.
Overview of neighbor, Yokohama

Zoo, there were Koi fishing, carp-shaped streamer. Ceremony for kids, especially for boys in Japan.
 
City gallery

Show



The show is held at whole floors of the building.
 
I got the prize for “New Face Award”, a nice step forward for opportunity to exhibit the more pieces next year. I would like to just keep improving my skill and make many pieces for the audience, fans and customers.
 
The communication and the new connection through paintings are just motivation for me to step forward.

Thanks for all,
Keisuke
 

Viterbo, Italy
4/20/2017

A new painting is finished.


Viterbo, Italy
2017
oil on canvas
44.125 x 63.75 inches (P100)

This view, scenery is actually the first piece that I have done in art school five years ago in pencil drawing. Time has passed and there are some elements that was evolved. I hope that audience get into this scene.


The piece will be exhibitied in Nika Kanagawa 2017 exhibition.
Hope to meet the audience in the show.

 

California art trip
4/10/2017


Seek for the great composition and scenes in California art trip.
The travel period will be 10 days.

This is just a general idea of colors for the pieces.

Looking forward seeing friends.
 
 

A hometown skatepark
4/1/2017


It is such a lucky thing to have a skatepark in your hometown, where you live.

This is Kugenuma Skatepark in Shonan, Japan.
It is appreciating to have skateboarding in life.

I would depict this feeling in painting.
 

A new painting
3/24/2017


This is Enoshima, one of the accessible beach area from Tokyo.

A good place for sightseeing.
 

Friendship
3/17/2017


It was a big day for surfing.
The beach was close-out condition, not a surfable day.

Even in this condition, locals were out there for surf.
Probably, they wanted to be in water when it's on.

When it is together with your friend, the tough condition seems to be one of the unforegttable days for surf. I remember this moment.

Italian Landscape series
3/7/2017

For focusing on a larger size painting, I haved worked again on very first landscape paintings. The location is Italy. The power of landscape painting is to bring the audience into the scene. I am trying to create that magic in every piece.


Field
acrylic on canvas
12.625 x 16.125 inches (F6)

Mountain
acrylic on canvas
12.625 x 16.125 inches (F6)

Street
acrylic on canvas
16.125 x 12.625 inches (F6)

Tuscania
acrylic on canvas
12.625 x 16.125 inches (F6)
 

Ikebana
3/7/2017

"Ikebana", the traditional flower arrangment in Japan, the piece looks really good.



I had a chance to talk with one of the artists.

The piece is categorized as an installation work.
The choice of the flower is based on the season.
The ammount of flower, colors are carefully picked and arranged just like painting in three dimentional space.
Ikebana is originally started as offering in Buddhism.
There are several schools developed in the history.

This tradtional art is inspiring and I would like to keep studing, to introduce the work to friends in overseas.

Keisuke
 

Arte Ricca Shinyuri 2017
3/7/2017

Art exhibition has started in my home town.

The show, the exhibition looks good.
It is nice to see a lot of local people come and see the art.

Paintings



Ceramic art and photos

Drawings
Sculptures

The conversation, communication on the piece makes a motivation to create next piece.

Thanks for coming, the show continues until this Sunday, 12th March.

The power of art is creating something out of nothing.

I keep this mentality and enjoy making art.

Keisuke
 

Bloom
2/25/2017

Sakura
2017
oil on canvas
46 x 35.75 inches (F50)

At beginning of the process of painting, it starts with expectation. However, at finishing process, if the piece does not speak, a painter feels failure after all effort. Using different colors, or coming back to original plan, it makes several layers in the piece. Finally, the piece starts to have a voice. 
 
To me, painting is to show the public what I have experienced and my feelings in general. This scene is a my neighbor. Hometown is nothing special. But, just like painting, after going through all the process, having all layers, I am appreciating this scene.


This piece will be exhibitited in Arte Ricca Shinyurigaoka 2017, from 6th-12th March, next week. I am looking forward seeing audiences.



Thank you
Keisuke
 

Image study for California Art Trip, Spring 2017
2/19/2017

Image study for California Art Trip, Spring 2017. Photographs and types are from a film "ONE CALIFORNIA DAY" by MARK JEREMIAS / JASON BAFFA.





This spring, I am planning to go and stay in California for finding the subject of painting.

I am looking forward this trip and making a fair ammount of landscape and cityscape paintings after coming back home.

Keisuke
 

At the end of the day
2/18/2017


Painting takes so much time and struggles.

After getting through all the process, even the piece is not a pefect one, you find one good point at the end of the day.

Finding just one good point is enough. You have this experience, and be able to make the next piece one step foward, the better one.

This piece reminds me such thing, and I look foward making new pieces.

Keisuke
 

One step forward
2/16/2017


This is my favorite shoes, always supported my step forward.

Keisuke
 

Two paintings completed for Showa-kai exhibition
1/24/2017

Two paintings are completed for Showa-kai exhibition.


Sunrise
acrylic on canvas
25.625 x 19.75 inches (P15)


On a Road
oil on canvas
31.625 x 45.75 inches (P50)

This is one of the door-opening exhibitions to make the carreer for young painters in Japan.

The exhibition looks for representational works and needs qualification to be in show.



I believe it's all about doing the best, not a result.
I look forward seeing what other young artists are making.

Keisuke
 
 
 
 

Take a rest
1/24/2017


Several paintings are now on process.

Take a rest.

Keisuke
 
 

On a Road
1/14/2017


My Jorney has just begun.

I am always willing to make an effort to improve my painting and work.
If I have a chance to exhibit my piece, I will be 100% all out to show my style.

Keisuke
 

The Start of the Work
1/5/2017


For the start of the work 2017.

This was a gift from friends for the celebration of the exhibition.

Many Thanks for the support on making art.
This year, I will make lots of satisfying pieces for the show.

Keisuke