Walking through San Francisco’s Chinatown is like stepping into a different world. A good friend allowed me to work from her photo, Rainy Day in Chinatown (janeluriephotography.wordpress.com). The deeper I worked into the painting, the more I appreciated what a unique moment she had captured. When I asked her about it, she said she has returned to that location many times and never seen anything again that approaches what she captured that day.
If you take the backroads that run through South Carolina’s Sea Islands, you just might come across a scene like this. The weaving of sweetgrass baskets goes back hundreds of years.
I worked from a photo taken by Jane Lurie. You can see her work at janeluriephotography.wordpress.com.
Myanmar is an interesting country with fascinating sites and sub-cultures. Inle Lake, which is famous for its floating villages and gardens, is ringed by pagodas and monasteries. The Intha people base their communities entirely on the water. In an effort to preserve this unique culture, UNESCO has declared Inle a biosphere reserve.
Sidi’s roadside market, sheltered by a magnificent live oak, has been a Johns Island, South Carolina landmark for decades.
A dear friend allowed me to do a painting from her remarkable photo of three Buddhist monks. With street scenes like this, Luang Prabang – the old capitol of Laos – feels as if you’re stepping back in time.
After staring at hundreds of notes on the sheet music, this five-year old created his own melody.
This small painting captures a woman engaged in conversation with a friend. I worked from a photo taken on a hot summer afternoon in southern Ohio.