Been by these fountains my entire life. My mom used to take me here once a month when I was young. They used to fill the water all the way up to the edge. These fountains were used in the 70's version of Buck Rogers in the 21st century. Also in a few other films.
Quick painting attempt with some friends at the Japanese garden in San Jose. Oil on cotton, about one hour. I let loose with a palette knife directly on the canvas this time and had a lot of fun! Used a brush to smooth out the final details and adjust the water patterns. Had to do a lot of improvisation since there were distracting elements set up everywhere. Hopefully they will finish park work soon and have it back to a clean state. #oil#oilpainting#impressionism#paletteknife#sketch#water#fountain#koi