Saturday, January 22, 2011
Walking in Tandem
Well, today is my 60th birthday, and I haven't had time to paint in the last few days, so I'm posting one from my Asian series that I painted in 2009-2010 after returning from a fabulous trip to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Most of these paintings are now hanging at Thoa's Restaurant in downtown Seattle. I thoroughly enjoyed painting this series from my photos and memories. In a way, it extended and cemented the whole experience. I look at this "older" work now and wonder how I would paint differently today, having learned so much in my daily paintings. I still like the painting, but I think I would use larger brushes and paint more loosely today. One of these days I'm going to try "duplicating" one of my older paintings to see what I think of the changes.
Regarding my birthday, I'm thrilled to be healthy, happy and able to travel, paint, and otherwise enjoy life. I have enjoyed every stage of my life, but I think this may be the best yet.