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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Cambodia!

Well I have arrived in Cambodia. It is a bit nerve-racking to cross the border, mainly because of bad reports about the constant hassle by hustlers the work the border crossing and it is Cambodia for god's sake!. Here it was fairly minor. It…
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Indochina Tour Begins!

I have arrived Friday, Jan. 8 in Bangkok. A long but uneventful flight. I arrived a my hotel about 3 in the morning  and went out to the street for some dinner. Bangkok is a busy place and I was inadvertently in the red-light district. I had…
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Tribute to Adrian Booth / Lorna Gray installed in Grand Rapids for Art-Prize Event

[This piece is available  to an Adrian Booth fan.  It is in four separate pieces  on MDO board totaling 16 ft. in height. It also displays well as a 12 or 8 ft. or even just the head piece.  Either you pick it up in Chicago, or I'm  asking …
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Old War Department Restoration Continues

I am in Washington,D.C. for most of the first five months of 2009 working with Page Conservation on a restoration of an Executive branch office building that formerly housed the War Department. I am working very near the White House. The building…
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Oak Park Mural project disappears

Bad news came through this week. Apparently due to a budget shortfall in the Village of Oak Park, it looks like my  planned mural project will probably not materialize (or at least be significantly delayed). I…
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Denver Restoration

This month I am in Denver working on a Mural restoration At the Byron White Federal courthouse in downtown Denver. Herman T. Schladermundt was he original Muralist, and he painted the 4 murals  about 1918. Unfortunately …
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Tiffany Dome Restoration

I am working on restoring the the 38-foot dome in Preston Bradley Hall a the Chicago Cultural Center.It is thought to be the world's largest Tiffany dome. There should be an article describing the restoration in early July in the Chicago Tribune…