Studies From An Exhibition

Siberian ibex, Annigoni toned paper, Sakura Micron pen and white gouache
Siberian ibex, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu- Annigoni toned paper, Sakura Micron pen and white gouache

During my week-long solo exhibition at the National Museum of Mongolia in August, I was there every afternoon except one. While there was a constant stream of people, over 100 each afternoon (I kept a tally), I was still “stuck” sitting there. So I took my MacBook Air, which is my primary image storage when I’m traveling, a sketchbook, a Sakura Micron pen and some pencils and, working from some of the photos, sketched and drew when I wasn’t chatting with visitors. It also gave them a chance to see an artist at work and many were quite interested.

So here’s a selection from that week, some of which, like the one of the baby marmots below, are intended as preliminary explorations for future paintings. Some are from previous trips, but the images haven’t yet been deleted from iPhoto.

Baby Siberian marmot,s Hustai National Park, August 2013
Baby Siberian marmots, Hustai National Park, 2013
Siberian ibex and lesser kestrels
Siberian ibex and lesser kestrels, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu, 2012
Takhi, Hustai National Park
Takhi, Hustai National Park, 2013
Argali ram, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve
Argali ram, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve,2010- graphite
Ox and Mongol horse, Jalman Meadows, Han Hentii Mountains
Ox and Mongol horse, Jalman Meadows, Han Hentii Mountains, 2012- graphite

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