I and a Canadian friend created a group a few year's ago in which we exchange/swap watercolor paintings every 3-4 months between the membership. This is my painting for my partner this time. It's the first time I've tried an Asian-influenced painting and it's not an original composition but something based on a painting I saw that was a Chinese painting from centuries ago. I've always intended to study Chinese brush painting but never had the discipline to practice the strokes :(
I think I've caught the Asian bug since I've been doing a series of geisha and studying the life of geisha from various books available. If you are interested in learning the reality of the life, check out http://www.immortalgeisha.com for tips on makeup, lifestyle, training, and what a geisha actually is (she is NOT a prostitute).
Here are some paintings I've done in the series so far. These are all 1/4 sheet (11 x 15 inches) watercolor paintings.
I am working on several more using different techniques.