"Beside the Singing River"
|This original painting is in a
"Beside the Singing River" was
inspired by a place so beautiful that I was moved to write a poem. Later I created this
painting from my memory.
The place was so remote that the only sounds I could hear were the birds
and the singing of th river as it tumbled over the rocks.
A few years later, while traveling in the same area, I attempted to find
it again, but I was unable to do so.
I used watercolor to create this painting. Before I began to paint, I
collaged several different kinds of rice papers and mulberry papers onto my watercolor
paper. The wonderful textures you see in the painting come from these papers.