Sunday, October 17, 2010

One thing leads to another

It is amazing how we start doing something and then realize that by doing one thing it leads to another. That's what happened with this series. I did one painting and it got me thinking about all the women I had met as we traveled and suddenly there I was painting pictures of them and my memories. When we lived in Manila, I studied Chinese Brush Painting with Professor Chen Bing Sun. I adored that man, he really made us work, and at the same time taught us how to observe and "get to the essence".

This painting is a woman who lived in Baguio, in the mountains north of Manila. She wove beautiful fabric. We have a table runner that she made. I always remember her and that beautiful country whenever it is on the table. So, I hope I have gotten to the essence of the weaver.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely painting, Cissy. I admire anyone who can paint from the beautiful warm colors and story along with your painting!