Page from my Bali Journal: Sketch from the Water Palace
It looks like I'm not doing to well at consistently blogging about my Bali experience, so I'm going to go the "snippet: route. You know, writing little snippets when I have a snippet of time. (One day I'll get a scanner and can scan my journal into the blog, a few pages at a time!) But for now. . .
This is a sketch from the end of the first day of my trip around the island. Literally, AROUND the island! I hired a driver (Christian, a Javanese Christian--- love that coincidence, don't you?) It was the best thing for me to do, as I really got to see the country, and understand it better. The cost was 400,000 rupiah, which translates to about $45-50, so I'm not talking big splurge here.
Anyway, the last stop we made, Christian and I, was at this ancient "water temple", built by one of the long-ago rulers. It was overcast when I arrived, and with claps of thunder in the background began raining as I left. It was pretty awe-inspiring, seeing all the fountains, with the mountains framing the scene from a distance.
Formerly Partner in a fundraising firm, a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduate work in journalism/ advertising, Del has been a an artist all her life, but since selling the firm, she is focused on art. Born and raised in the Appalachian foothills, she surprised her father at age 3 when she drew him an easily-recognizable horse. As a girl she exhibited at the inaugural Powers Crossroads Country Fair & Art Festival, and was a mainstay at the Creative Arts Guild Firehouse Festival. Del spent a summer in Italy studying art with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad program in 1976. She attends painting workshops in Cortona, as well as the Ringing School of Arts workshop in WildAcres, NC. Her paintings have been exhibited in many festivals and galleries, most recently at the Chastain Art Gallery and the Creative Arts Guild. Her work resides in a number of private collections. Her style has developed over the years from a tighter, more realistic rendition during her early days as an illustrator, to her current more energetic and loose use of pigment. Her love of color, light and her subject continues to infuse her work.