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New 8x10 Garden Painting Oil Landscape Original Art Picture Asian Zen Japanese Karesansui Sand
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New 8x10 Garden Painting Oil Landscape Original Art Picture Asian Zen Japanese Karesansui Sand


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“Small Zen Garden”

The Original Oil Painting

Size: 8 x 10 inches, on panel board
Signed by Artist Nancy Lee Moran

Style: Romantic Realism
Date of Creation: 2010

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Painted with 100% lightfast oil pigments by Daniel Smith (USA) and Winsor & Newton (England)
Varnished by Nancy Lee with satin-sheen (mix of gloss and matte varnishes by Daniel Smith, synthetic methacrylate-resin varnish with UV protection)
The last photo shows how Nancy created the original painting.

My friend Marilyn had recently raked the sand in a corner of her Zen garden, when I visited the gardens that surround her countryside home.

The following information comes from Wikipedia:
"Unlike other traditional gardens, there is no water present in Karesansui gardens (or the karesansui compartment of a garden). There is gravel or sand, raked or not raked, that symbolizes sea, ocean, rivers or lakes."
"The act of raking the gravel into a pattern recalling waves or rippling water has an aesthetic function. Zen priests practice this raking also to help their concentration. Achieving perfection of lines is not easy. Rakes are according to the patterns of ridges as desired and limited to some of the stone objects situated within the gravel area. Nonetheless often the patterns are not static. Developing variations in patterns is a creative and inspiring challenge."

SEE this art here: Nancy's Website Page

© Art signed and copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran

~ Small Zen Garden, Nancy Lee Moran in 2010, oil painting, Nebraska butterfly, short twig fence, twigs, sand, rake, rocks, sand raked Japanese style, Karesansui garden, meditation, plants, green, yellow gold, brown umber, rust, coral orange ~