Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tibetan Woman - NFS

"Tibetan Woman", 8" x 8", Oil on Museum Board
At the end of our trip to China in 2009, we hired a driver to take us from Zhongdian (now called Shangrila by the Chinese) on a seven hour journey over a 15,000 foot pass to a remote small village on the headwaters of the Mekong River in the Tibetan area of China--called the Three Parallel Rivers, a World Heritage Site.  This lovely young Tibetan woman agreed to pose for us in traditional costume.  I did a painting of her at the time and this side view was done from a photograph.  The most fun thing about Zhongdian, also Tibetan, is the nightly dancing--young and old and tourists dance for about two hours.  Believe me, it is more complicated than it looks!