The setting sun intensified the glowing red roses outside my studio in northern Italy. The background of the forests behind and the blue Alpi Apuani mountains provided the perfect backdrop for the blooms. Getting my brushes warmed up for giving a workshop in a couple of weeks time!
Just finished this 16in x 20in piece. The park is on the Ligurian coast just south of Genoa. It has lovely gardens overlooking the Mediterranean sea, and with the hills and beautiful villas of Genoa rising behind it. The light late in the evening was wonderful to paint.
Here are some paintings I did recently in Xinchang, an ancient Chinese village on the outskirts of Shanghai. I was taking part in an invitational paint out with five American and five Chinese artists, amongst whom were my good friends Ken Cadwallader and Kevin Macpherson, two very fine painters. It was an interesting week that culminated with an exhibition in a beautiful historic building in the center of the old town.
These are the homes of the Kazakh shepherds on the high grasslands near Xiata in the province of Xinjiang, China. It is fascinating to see first hand the life of the sheep herders here. They live a fairly simple life in sheepskin yurts on the plains, surrounded by this magnificent scenery. The colors on the grasslands at sunset are rich and varied, and the backdrop of the Tian Shan mountains is amazing. The best light is just a few minutes before sunset. I had to work extremely quickly to capture the colors here before they changed too much. It was dark before I packed up my gear.
Here are some paintings I did in Xinchang, an ancient Chinese village on the outskirts of Shanghai. I was painting with a group of five American and five Chinese painters in an invitational paint out. My friends Ken Cadwallader and Kevin Macpherson were part amogst the American painters.
The travel blog of artist Barry John Raybould