the Art of Ritsuko Taneda

I am Japanese. I was born in Yokohama, and grew up there. In my high school days I belonged to the oil painting club. I enjoyed painting in oil. After high school my interests moved on to other things, and I didn't paint again for many years. But my taste for oil painting didn't disappear.

I moved to the United States in 1988, and began painting in watercolor. In 2003 I encountered a very good teacher, in the person of William E. Elston, and began painting in oils again. I paint primarily the landscape, en plain air.

I enjoy the process of painting, and like watching the painting evolve along with my subject. After all, landscape painting is all about change.

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