Friday, November 22, 2013

Music in a Forest of Stone

Near the city of Kunming we found ourselves in the Stone Forest surrounded by monumental stone formations in a cultivated park setting.  Deep in between the tall towers we found local musicians and dancers performing traditional music on ancient style instruments.  

I chose to paint this musician with his stringed drum instrument when he took his break.  The music was enchanting as it echoed off the stone walls.  

Here are some images of my painting in progress.

Beginning sketch
Color block in

 "Kunming Interlude"

By Vicky Gooch
16" X 12"  Oil on Linen