The sweltering, humid, over powering heat did nothing to stop me!! I imagined I was Lara Croft in the Jungle Temple and sketched the giant roots as they overwhelmed the towers. I climbed to the top of Angkor Wat, I talked to the monks who posed for me and learnt about the here and now of Buddism. I found dancers before a performance in costumes and they allowed me to photograph them. I searched for the lotus ponds in bloom and visited a butterfly farm. My photos bear witness as do my water color sketches. I was in heaven.
This was to be one of our last days of our glorious trip. Please look at my entries starting from Nov. 2, (there’s 7 in all), to experience my complete journey in Vietnam and Cambodia. And stay tuned for my next blog entry where I will show how the photo references and experiences I have written about will make their presence known in my new work. Here I will present an anatomy of a painting: my process. And now – time to create!!!