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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pink Scarf

"Pink Scarf", 9" x 7", Oil on Museum Board
Coming back from the open-air market in a town near Dali in Yunnan Province, China, we stopped at a wood carving shop so my friend Barry could purchase a pair of beautifully and intricately carved doors.  I sat out in the small vehicle to guard our stuff and passed the time by taking photos of the women coming home from the fields.  This portrait is of one of those women.


  1. Another beautiful portrait. Great brushwork, skin tones and expression.

  2. Lovely! I like your loose brush strokes and the skin tones are beautifully done.

  3. Your portraits are beautiful - so simply expressed.

  4. You got the planes and colors. And, you've been to a place on my bucket list!

  5. Love your portraits and the way you handle the paint! Putting your link on my blog!

  6. Thank you all! I hope to do more portraits when I get back--doing them fast is a wonderful exercise.