Plein Air Painting in SE Asia-The Artwork

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,Continue reading “Plein Air Painting in SE Asia-The Artwork”

Plein Air Painting in Bali, Indonesia

Right after my trip to Australia, I went to Bali. I chose Bali primarily because it was an inexpensive flight from Perth, where I was at the time (you can see my blog post about Australia here). I had considered New Zealand and SE Asia, but Bali is so nearby, it seemed the easiest.  ItContinue reading “Plein Air Painting in Bali, Indonesia”

Asian Painting Trip Posts on the Amateur Traveler Blog

(Note: The Amateur Traveler links are dead as of 2020)  Chris Christensen was kind enough to  re-post  my SE Asian painting trip blog posts on his  ( much more popular ) blog. This is about the trip I took to the Indochina region to tour and paint in early 2010. He does an often extremelyContinue reading “Asian Painting Trip Posts on the Amateur Traveler Blog”

Landmines in Laos

During my painting trip  through  the  otherwise very pleasant country of Laos, one unhappy but important thing I learned about was the amount of UXO (or unexploded ordnance) and the de-mining activities.   Although Laos was neutral during the Vietnam War and the United States never officially declared war upon it, US forces dropped over two millionContinue reading “Landmines in Laos”