Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Friends - How I Have Missed You

Dave brought me some Gamblin Radiant White from the U.S.A.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Painting at the Temple

We take the realistic painting students to paint at a temple just outside the city. I team teach this class with 3 other teachers, and we have 50 students. It is a required class for second year students.

Composing the painting.

Don't forget your rubber arm.

A motorbike makes a good easel.

This class reminded me of the good old days of Rome Sketchbook, an onsite drawing class that I took as an undergraduate student with Marina Adams, and then later taught as a grad student for two semesters.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Visit to Doi Khun Tan National Park

Last weekend we had a camping trip to Doi Khun Tan National Park in Lamphun - about 1 1/2 hours from Chiang Mai. According to Lonely Planet, this park is Thailand's least visited, but it was really nice. We went with the senior painting students and the other faculty, and stayed in sweet seventies style park bungalows.

There were songs.

Informative maps.

Late night Pork BBQ.

Back of the School Van Portraiture (pictured is a portrait of Dave).

And General Fun Times.

More pictures here

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lecture on My Work

Wednesday January 21, 2009 6pm

Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Arts

I'll be giving a talk about my work - with Thai translation.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas with The Thai Beatles Specialist

It was just an accident that we ended up at a bar with the Beatles specialist. He played every hit, with a perfect soft British accent and a level of feeling and enthusiasm that was quite impressive.
In this photo you can see the back of Om and Kosit's heads and the man doing his thing at the Drunken Flower.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Years in Meh Hong Son

For New Years I went to Meh Hong Son. I stayed in the beautiful and non-touristy town of Meh Sariang and had quiet times with drawings and bbq'd meats and evenings by the fire. We also went out one day to the river that separates Thailand and Burma and went out on a boat.

But not this boat - I took this picture from the larger boat that we were on.

More photos here.