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!
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