Amarsarta Temple, Bali. 7 x 10 in. Oil on Museum Board
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Plein Air Painting in Bali, Indonesia

Right after my trip to Australia, I went to Bali. I chose Bali primarily because it was an inexpensive flight from Perth, where I was at the time (you can see my blog post about Australia here). I had considered New Zealand and SE Asia, but…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Painting On Location In Southeast Asia - Finished Sketches

Here is a post of some of the oil paintings and drawings I have done in Thailand , Cambodia, Laos ,and Malaysia. I posted these last year, but recently I worked on these in the studio and got them all finished and signed and took new photos.…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Back to Bangkok and Chicago

After Malacca I took a sleeper train up to Thailand. These Asian sleeper trains are quite comfortable, as long as you get a bottom berth. First I went back to Chumpon and visited my uncle. We had some nice talks and spent time  snorkeling and…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Malaysia Visa Run

       Georgetown, Malaysia  My 15-day Thai visa ran out again so I have decided to go to Malaysia for a few days to leave the country and therefore renew my visa. I took a bus and train to Georgetown on Penang Island. Georgetown…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Ko Pha Ngan and Thai Water Festival

      Thais armed with water-pistols for Songkran Thai New Year and Water Festival on Ko Pha Ngan Island   I spent a few more days in Ko Pha Ngan island where I did some snorkeling for the first time. It was a wonderful experience…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Landmines in Laos

During my painting trip  through  the  otherwise very pleasant country of Laos, one unhappy but important thing I learned about was the amount of UXO (or unexploded ordnance) and the de-mining activities.   Although Laos was neutral…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Back to Thailand

After a couple more days in Nong Khiaw and  Luang Nam Tha in Laos  where I did some bike riding  I proceeded back to Northern Thailand. The border crossing involved a boat, but was otherwise uneventful. Chang Rai I stopped here for a couple…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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North to Laos

    Luang Prabang After the heat of Cambodia I decided that I lacked enthusiasm for a long bus ride up through the jungles of southern Laos so I opted instead for a flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is one of the nicest…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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North through Cambodia

    Cambodia Kampot After I left Sihanoukville, I went to Kampot,  a small almost sleepy town  with much crumbling French architecture. It's relative quiet made it a nice place to paint. Gastronomically a highlight were these wonderful…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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My Asian Painting Equipment

Here is what I took with me to Asia to paint with. I have an 11 x 14 OpenBox M panel holder. This is the core piece of equipment and I highly recommend this product. I have had this box for 7 or 8 years and it still works great. I had it refurbished…
Morning on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 by 9 in. Oil on Board
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

I spent the week of (about- I am never sure of the day or date here) 10 -17 Feb in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. It was really a nice time and I was able to paint quite a bit. The first few days I was mostly near Serendipity beach,  which is a…