Plein Air Painting in SE Asia-The Artwork

In 2010, I embarked on a fantastic four-month painting tour of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia as well as Malaysia and (very briefly) Myanmar.

The narrative of this trip is broken up into 4 articles seen at the links below:

If your time is limited, I think that the Laos and Cambodia articles are the most interesting.

You can see just all the artwork here:

And the paintings are available to purchase here.

During my four-month Southeast Asia journey, I traveled around with a backpack and one piece of small hand luggage and went to a dozen different places, where I would usually spend about 10 days exploring, meeting people, and painting. The highlights of this particular trip were definitely Cambodia and Laos. I loved Laos the most, but Cambodia was incredibly interesting, especially Angkor. And I met dozens of extraordinary people. The paintings I’m showing here we’re all done on location, although I did touch them up once I got home.

I posted these paintings at the time, but looking at that previous post I realized that I posted poor quality images. So here are much more accurate ones.

Flood Plains, Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 x 9 in. or 12.5 x22.5 cm., oil
Flood Plains, Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos, 5 x 9 in. or 12.5 x22.5 cm., oil.

I’m told even in the 10 years since I’ve been there that Cambodia and Laos have become much busier with tourists. There were definitely some visitors there, especially in parts of Cambodia. But when I visited, much of it was dirt roads and grass shacks. It was very interesting, and I hope I get another chance to visit.

My SE Asian trip
Sukhothai, Thailand, 5 x 9” or 13 x 23 cm., Oil.
Sukhothai, Thailand, 5 x 9” or 13 x 23 cm., Oil.

Mekong River, Luang Prabang, 7 x 7 or 18 x 18 cm., oil.
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, 7 x 7 or 18 x 18 cm., oil.

Published by Stephan Giannini

An oil painter from Maine, USA.

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