A visual tapestry from locations around the world that influence my work. Work can be found in the blog postings below.
Morocco is a tapestry of diverse landscapes, languages and people. The thread that unites the sundry fabrics together is the role that Islam plays in familial, social, and political life. From the mosques and call to prayer to greetings and customs, Islam connects Moroccans and underpins the society in fascinating ways. Beneath this harmonious quilt, […]
Lijiang is in the Yunnan Province with Jade Dragon snow-capped mountain at 4600 meters is a ‘top’ attraction. The Jade river divides into three and its streams form the canal and waterways which flow along the old town streets. The indigenous Naxi people and Dongba culture share a close relationship with nature in this high […]
Twelve cities are in the North Island: Auckland, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Hamilton, Hastings, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Wanganui, Whangarei and Wellington, the capital, located at the southern extremity of the island. Approximately 76% of New Zealand’s population lives in the North Island.According to Māori mythology, the North and South Islands of New Zealand arose […]
Moscow is the capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe. Having played a central role in the development of the Russian state and its history, Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and continues to pave the way as Muscovites move into the 21st century. A 950 year-old city, Moscow has […]
Jaipur, also known as ‘the Pink City,’ is the capital of Rajasthan in India. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India’s first planned city. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several attractions like the […]
Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the […]
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It seems that I am working in groups of two with this series. So I want to share a bit between the most recent works of ‘Agra’ and ‘Moscow’. After looking through the overall series, there were only one other work that had a dark background (Paris). Through necessity with the work of ‘Agra’ a darker background was best suited. Please have a view of the current series in the ‘Urban Jungle’ page.
The final steps in completing the work ‘Bangkok’ in the Urban Jungle series was to touch up the background. I started by adding a few ‘dusting’ layers of color with a heavy glazing medium to even out the background and splashed drops of water to remove it before it dried to reveal some of the […]