Plein Air Painting in Bali, Indonesia

Amarsarta Temple, Bali. 7 x 10 in. Oil on Museum Board

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.  It… Continue 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 extremely… Continue 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 million… Continue reading Landmines in Laos

My Asian Painting Equipment

Here is what I took with me to Asia to paint with. I have an 11 x 14 OpenBox M panel holder. This is the core piece of equipment and I highly recommend this product. I have had this box for 7 or 8 years and it still works great. I had it refurbished by… Continue reading My Asian Painting Equipment