I saw this lady in Chiang Rai – what a back breaking job – hand planting rice, and this is done twice a season, first seedlings than later the more mature plants to control spacing. – So colorful – just had to paint it: As always it’s a 16×20 inch digital canvas – ready for printing – I am still looking for a wide format printer who stocks various actual canvas weaves or simulated paper canvas. When I find a reliable source I think I will offer printed versions of any of my paintings, ready for mounting or for that matter paintings from any image from the blog – so if you see something you like - give me a shout and we can see about making it for you.
One thing I miss is the AAA (American Automobile Association) services that I used to get in the US. One call and a repair man or tow truck would be at your service, anywhere in the US. They would come out and fix your flat tire right on the side of the road – Sooooo I was really surprised when I saw this repair man, fixing a tire, on spot, when I visited Zhouzhuang. Far cry from AAA, but convenient.
And the houses were so colorful and quaint – great photo series, so I created this 20×16 inch painting. Zhouzhuang appears to be a old, old city built on a series of canals like Venice, but later I found out that it was constructed about 25 years ago as a tourist attraction. However, they did a great job and I really though that it was at least 100 years old. Life on the canals offered some wonderful images and I will post more paintings from my travel excursions in the future.
I thought I had posted a slideshow on my trip to China in 2003, Hong Kong, Lanta, Island, Shanghai and Zhouzhuang – not so – so I guess I will have to create one and post it – some great images and the above painting is a composite drawn from them.
A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs.
Three women, from England, Wales, and Ireland, were walking past and felt sorry for the poor man.
The English woman said ‘Have you ever had a hug?’ The man said ‘No,’ so she gave him a hug and walked on.
The Welsh woman said, ‘Have you ever had a kiss?’ The man said, ‘No,’ so she gave him a kiss and walked on.
The Irish woman came to him and said, ‘ave ya ever been fooked, laddie?’
The man broke into a big smile and said, ‘no’. She said, ‘Aye – ya will be when the tide comes in.’
Thanks to Paul’s Sunday Funnies”