when the lamp lighting-time in the valley  * special order prints:	 by TokikoAnderson

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The hill was dark and gray over the city when I was walking on the Broadway Bridge.
Although it is a quite developed valley than story behind the vintage country-song I can’t think of any other title. Portland has the nostalgic small community feelings.


tokiko anderson, watercolor, city, night, skyline, twilight, midnight, home, environment, cityscape, citylight, city lights, lights, night lights

1968, married to African American Airforce underground communication specialist.
Moved in US at the fall of Saigon, 1972. Witnessed and lived the history of America from 3 directions.
I love USA the country i chose as i am proud of Japan I was born.

There has been quite a ride. I can’t speak all in few paragraphs but i am happy and fullfilled for the life I have chosed to live.

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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    This is very mystical, Tokiko. I like it very much.

  • Thanks Kay. I feel lucky when i come across the beautiful scene in real life.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • annamora
    annamoraover 4 years ago

    fantastic atmosphere … beautiful

  • Thanks Anna. I thought I haven’t speak enough. It wasn’t quite dark and lights showing up in the foggy air.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Zefira. I feel i haven’t express enough but put in too many character isn’t the way.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomover 4 years ago

    so ethereal…just beautiful…….

  • Thanks Susan I feel underwork and overwork:O:( :)

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3over 4 years ago

    This is very nice because of what you left out as well as what you have in it. May I ask is the white from mask or do you use chinese white? The effect is dazzling.

  • Thanks Mary. That is I consider my speciality although more than half of entire water-colorists know already,lol.
    Wash off the half of paint and scrub with water and brush then apply white or very little bright color and loosen up with dumped brush. Key to success is the timing of the wetness of the water.
    I repeat till content. sometimes need to go back meaning erase the whole drawing with water, for this the drawing must have done by paint. this one I used pearl at the very end because once you apply acrylic you can’t use water for transperency.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Ahhh! I think my friend has visited my dreams! I think this is just beautiful and VERY DREAMY!!!XXSUEXX

  • Thanks Sue. I was happened to be on the Broadway Bridge.
    The sky was gray and misty, lights on the hill slowly appeared.
    You know how light looks in the fog? i didn’t express half as much as I felt.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 4 years ago

    wonderful work i like it very much xx

  • Thanks Bev. I’m glad I must have done right, express the feelings at least half of the real thing.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 4 years ago

    I love this. what a wonderful scene and beautiful style and painting

  • Thanks John. this style is more like my nature is calling.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Tokiko x

  • thanks Irene. So special to hear your comment.

    – TokikoAnderson

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Justart. You give me power.

    – TokikoAnderson

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