12/31/2009

Plein air ending 2009

Dec 31st, and Jan 1st are national holiday in Thailand. So today my plein air/sketching friends got together and we roamed another area along Chao Praya River to celebrating our end of year 2009 sketching. We had a great fun, this time there were seven people in our group in the morning with two new friends: an eye doctor & a furniture designer. One more member joined later in the afternoon. I was very lucky today as one of the young friend, Khun Nest, an architecture student had helped carried my painting bag. He kindly told me that he know I have already been carrying a six-month baby. So my outdoor painting trip, which involved quite some walking had went much more comfortable than I expected. I truly thankful for his kindness.

We gathered around 8:30 and had some breakfast at Taksin bridge along Chao Praya river, then we started our day at Bang-Rak Chinese Shrine I got one painting done before one of senior shrine care taker arrived with a negative message to our painting group.... May be only in Thailand.. that location care takers do not welcome painters. A similar thing had happened to our group before at the other Chinese shrine. Around 10:30 we walked along Charoenkrung road to the near by Yannawa Thai temple. This time things went smoothly and around 12:30 we had a group lunch at the near by chicken-rice food shop. It is simple but great, especially, I never have any painting friends who would go paint out with me in Thailand for years until this year that I got to know them. I love my Wetcanvas friends but the face-to-face interaction with other artist friends do enrich my painting experience tremendously. Later in the after noon, we got in the express boat for a short hop to Kalawar church to end the painting day at around 3:30 pm. I had a great fun and could not think of a better way to spend the last day of 2009.

Happy New Year 2010 -- May 2010 be a better painting year for you !!!.









6 comments:

Kat Farmer said...

wonderful plein airs, what a great way to see out the old year, and bring in the new, happy new year Ai to you and yours...

mARTa said...

I had a wonderful end of the year hiking/sketching day also! Your watercolors are beautiful and bright. May you continue to grow (your belly and your art) in 2010!!! Happy New Year Ai!

Ai said...

Thank you so much Kat and Marta. Have another great year and great art year 2010 !!!

Joan said...

You are so lucky to have local people to do plein air painting with. Lovely work!!! Wishing you and your growing family a wonderful 2010!!!

Desiree said...

Wow, I love these wonderful paintings, what a wonderful way to start the New Year. Blessing for you and your beautiful family for 2010

Ai said...

Thank you so much Desiree.