Painting Debuts

New Painting Debut! “Sunset, Khogno Khan”

Sunset, Khogno Khan  oil 30x17"

Sunset, Khogno Khan oil 30×17″

My first painting of 2015!

My subject in different light

My subject in different light

I spent four wonderful days at Delger Camp, a ger camp I booked through Nomadic Journeys, this last trip to Mongolia. I’d seen the camp and area a couple of times. The 2013 WildArt Mongolia Expedition stayed there on its last night out, so I knew it would be a great place to paint on location, which it was. I also took a ton of photos, including some of the sunset shown in the painting. It was a wonderfully relaxing and inspirational stay.

Delger Camp

Delger Camp

I had the entire area of valleys, mountains, dunes and wetlands to amble around in, stopping to paint when the fancy, and scenery, struck me. The staff was great and knowing I like Mongolian food, made khuushuur for me for lunch one day (fried mutton turnovers). They also made khorhog (real “Mongolian BBQ”) one night.  Here’s a photo of it ready to cook on the stove with hot rocks in the pot. It was delicious!

Khorhog ready to cook

Khorhog ready to cook

And here’s one of the watercolors I did just sitting in front of my ger. I’m looking forward to going there again this year to do more!

Clouds coming over camp, watercolor

Clouds coming over camp, watercolor

 

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