Thursday, May 26, 2005

a photo of one of my recent paintings.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Here is my first real attempt at a complete painting. We were learning to paint willows - so thats why these two pictures have willows. The composition is my own. Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Here are my painting classmates and my painting teacher.

Monday, May 02, 2005

It's May 1st workers week vacation here in China. So I got together with this group of friends and hiked up drum mountain at the edge of Fuzhou city.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Pine trees in the fog at Huang Shan


Here's me and lucy in a bamboo forest. These bamboo forests have the most wonderful feeling. Very peaceful, very refreshing.


a tree in the morning fog. We got up at 4am to watch the sunrise, but what we got instead was the fog. The fog made for a very different experience of the mountain. it made one pay close attention to everything close at hand as all the distant views could not be made out.

a xiao pengyou - little friend, taking a very brief rest. I couldn't resist taking his picture when he lay down like that.

One of the flowering trees.... mmmmm. The buds start out a very bright red. As the flower opens it becomes lighter and lighter, eventually turning white.

There are a number of hotels, restaurants, and other facilities on the mountain. How do the supplies get up there??? Here's how! Note: in those boxes this man is carrying drinks. Just imagine carying that much water up thousands of steps....

in this photo you can see some of the flowering trees that decorate HuangShan at this time of year.

here's a happy me at HuangShan

My travel companions lin laoshi and lucy. they are in the gondala that we took part way up the mountain.

Here's a picture of what it's like to climb HuangShan. There are alot of people - many going in tourist groups. All pathe's are "paved" - they are all stairs handmade with rocks.

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Huang Shan - the yellow mountains in China. I traveled there by a 16 hour train ride (overnight - in a comfortable bed on the train). My travel companions were my Hong Lou Meng (dream of the red chamber or story of the stone) teacher lin laoshi and his wife's younger sister. (his wife, gets very car sick and didn't dare take the long train ride). Huang Shan is famous for its rock formations and pine trees - so here is a picture of one of those famous pines.