This past summer I went to China where I assisted in teaching a painting class, and then had a painting residency for a Month. I was in Xi’an for most of the time. Here you can see a picture that I took of the Xi’an city wall at night.
A gentleman making a copy of one of the stones by placing rice paper on it and the patting Chinese ink onto the paper
I had my painting residency just outside of the city of Xi’an (西安）.
And with some help from my friends to get set up, the painting began!
I went for a beautiful hike up in the mountains!
I came down from the mountains, and painted more. And then I went to Shanghai, and then I painted some more. It was a great trip, but not an easy one, especially with temperatures over 100 degrees fahrenheit (40 degress celsius) and no air conditioning. But it was a great trip. I made some wonderful new friends, and had some great experiences along the way.