LeLaWadee or Frangipani

Sawadee Khrap

A beautiful colorful flowering shrub native to Thailand and the surrounding area with a delicate smell.  They come pure white to full pink red/yellow.  Considered the spa flower, you can find them adorning almost all massage and spa facilities.  I found this multi-colored specie just around the corner from my condo. leela-wadee-web  20 by 30 in canvas.

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Zhouzhuang Cart repair

Sawadee Khrap

And a painting I did 3 years ago, of a guy fixing a cart in Zhouzhuang.  Their version of AAA road side service. My detail was not as good.  Digital oil version  –  I believe I posted it before but this is a larger canvas version. 20 by 25 inch canvas, with the new gesso applied.ZhouzhuangCar-webt

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Zhouzhuang, “Venice of Shanghai”

Sawadee Khrap

In 2003, a year before I retired, I took a trip to China – Hong Kong and Shanghai, visiting a friend there.  One spot that really impressed me was Chinese city, Zhouzhuang, “Venice of Shanghai” an hour by train from Shanghai.  I got some really great images during this trip and it also got me thinking about retiring to Asia.  Zhouzhuang looks like a very old city but I was told by a local that the government just built it that way for tourist.  Nevertheless it did give me some great photos.  So I thought I would try to paint this old home setting on a watery canal. And a full size blow-up, the bicycle seemed to be the most detailed and difficult to get right The stones are easy, their straight brush marks.Zhouzhuang-webZhouzhuang-fullSize 20×30 in.

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Doi Suthep flowers

Sawadee Khrap

Searching my photo collection for images that would make good paintings I came across this one, or actually two, combined to make this image.  I love the large green leaf and think the white flower adds to the whole image. The beauty of painting is that I now have full control.  What do you think?  This is a 20 by 30 inch canvas digital.green-purple-flowers-web

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Love Foundation–Clinic

Sawadee Khrap

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Just got back from a visit to the “Love Foundation”.  met “Ten” , sexy guy, the founder, and incidentally he is also the founder of Hornet- gay chat, and had my test for HIV, Hep B,A – clean report.   But no immunity to HEP.       They are located between Big C Extra and Index.

PREP-webBut I did learn some great stuff while there – They also have a medicine that can be taken every day to enable one to live with a infected partner – 950 Baht/Mo.  of course you  can also take it without a partner and just play around but it is not recommended.  But it will offer some protection.  And of course they also have the other HIV-AIDS drugs too.  And Hep-B shots which I will be getting later in the month.  Great service, people, friendly and not prying – if you know what I mean, everything can be anonymous if you want.

Their pricing is very reasonable – 20 min for test results and as I said before great and friendly people to deal with.  Get tested don’t take chances.pricesheet-lovefoundation-web

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