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Julia Hayashi

Julia Hayashi | Watercolors

Monique

Monique 15x1/4x Why I painted this: I found this photo in my son Tory’s collection of photo shoots with his friends in LA. This was at the LA Observatory overlooking the city lights and I loved the composition.  Monique’s expression is… I was intrigued by the circular bubble effect...

Long Way Home

Why I painted this. Actually a friend of mine sent me this image and said, “This looks like a Julia! You should paint this”. She got permission from the photographer, a gal up in the Bay area Emily Nelson, and I painted it for one of...

Living Water

Living Water This triptic is a story of sharing and the life that is given by this simple act. A boy sitting alone on a dusty stoop. A stranger, a friend, a person comes along sits down possibly for a chat, possibly to ask directions. The...

Finding My Voice

Since launching my website in December of 2015 I have been in a place of trying to find my artistic voice. I have been practicing the craft of watercolors getting time in on just painting and becoming more familiar with my paints. I have not...

Who’s Irene?

This is one of those pictures when posted on my friends Instagram I knew would make a great painting. I knew it had to be big a bold and bright.  This photo is of a family friend and when I would show people the painting...

Into the Night

Into the night. 17 ½ x 23 1/4 The story: You have to go to the storytellers to hear the stories. John Hwang does just that. He takes off into the night into the streets of Skid Row and befriends the storytellers. They are not telling stories...

Tara & Mikey

Tarah and Mikey 15x22” Why I painted this. When I see a photo sometimes I immediately think that would make a great watercolor. This was the case with Tarah and Mikey. I love the flirty way Tarah is looking a little coy while Mikey is doing his...