Friday, May 14, 2010

We visited the site of the big banyan tree after our river trip to Yangshuo

The one perfect lily nestled midst all the green

I stil can't get over the beauty of these "glass pebbles" of rain

I was fascinated by this lily field which seemed to go on ad infinitum

This seemed to me the most iconic of pictures of China throughout the centuries with the cattle, limestone mountains and farmer in the perfect image

The big banyan tree

A beautiful grouping of palms

I love the pony with the red blanket saddle waiting for a customer

Even the street vendors are artistic with the food beautifully presented

The "mountains" are the limestone deposits I mentioned in a previous post. Fascinating, and the subject of hundreds of paintings of China over the centuries! Everything is so lush. And the drops of water on the lily pads look like glass pebbles sitting on the surface of the leaves.

These pictures are copyrighted Nancy Lee Galloway

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Just received my super catalogue from the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition! It is a beauty!! And included in the package was a nice bonus - the first issue of The Art of Watercolor with some wonderful interviews inside. I've posted pictures of the front pages of some of the articles to elicit even more interest in this quality magazine. David P., you rock! Of course, Xidan Chen, Guan Weixing and Janine Gallizia also reign supreme. And I enjoyed reading up on the other artists represented , some of whom I was not previously familiar with.

The Album of Exhibits is wonderfully done and I am excited to go through all the paintings as slowly as possible - it looks to be a sumptuous feast! OK sounding a bit fangirl but it really is a lovely catalogue and I am intrigued to see who all the participants are and to check out their entries. Can't wait to give it a shot for 2012! :)