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May 9, 2008. On May 6 and on May 7 I accompanied Russell to his Dixie College classes at the Town Square in St. George, Utah. In the afternoons I painted in such spots as Snow Canyon and Pinedale with Russell and Michelle and Anna May. Below is an impression of the Mormon Temple in St. George. I only had a glimpse.

Watercolor 1189, "Temple of the Red Bluffs", painted in St. George Town Square, May 6, 2008. This work is 22"x15" and is for sale.

May 9, 2008. I am getting behind with this log. On May 5 I drove from Keeler through Death Valley to Las Vegas and on to Russell Black's place near St. George, Utah. I have spent 3 days here visiting and painting with Russell. Unfortunately I have been unable to access the web site from here. I have some more paintings to share with you done in St. George, Snow Canyon,.Pinedale, and Zions.

Painting number 1190, painted May 5 in Keeler, CA. I have titled this with "Keeler Moment". Were you there? For sale $400 in a frame. Ask about an employee discount.

May 4, 2008-late at night. The Wi-Fi is working here at the Best Western in Lone Pine California, it might be just because I opened the back window of my room.
Today we painted at Manzanar after a demo of how to make a painting using building materials and craft paint. Nice painting, but not watercolor.

I painted 3-4 works on May 4, and I chose the above painting as my critique piece. Number 1180 is an interpretation of the Manzanar Cemetary after the pilgrimage, The oblisk is covered with an origami wreath of cranes. I sold this work out of the critique mat before I even titled it. Thank you Mary.Tomorrow we paint in Keeler, then I will wind my way to St. George, Utah to paint with Russell Black.

Watercolor Number 1177 is a work from the Alabama Hills painted May 3 and May 4. 22"x15", for sale framed $400.00. The title appears to be "Alabummer Shapes", according to what I wrote on the margin of the paper.

May 4, 2008- Our day, yesterday, in the Alabama Hills was more than one could ask for, bright sun and a slight breeze. There were a bunch of wonderful paintings brought to the critique. I submitted one that wasn't my best work of the day, but I thought it was!

"Lets Make A Movie", painted May 2, 22'x15".

This one is better, "Alabummer Power Poles", I should have submitted it! There are 2 more of the Alabama Hills that I did on May 2, plus a warmup.

May 2, 2008. Day one of the trip to the 11th Annual Henry Fukuhara comprised of amazing drive down 395 looking at the eastern Sierras. I did some sketches on the trip, found every restroom and arrived at Manzanar at 3:15pm. I went striaght for the art show at was greated by this beautiful painting by Henry Fukuhara:

After checking in the hotek in Lone Pine I returned to Manzanar for a late afternoon painting session. Result to be posted later. Here is a photo I took of the backlite oblisck:

May 3, 2008. There will be more posts depending on internet availablility during this journey. There is no wi-fi at the Best Western, so I have to visit the Espresso Parlor! Thay have better coffee here too as well as a great wi-fi. We are painting in the Alabama Hills today.

Thank you for coming to the demonstration of watercolor painting at
University Art on Saturday, April 26, 2008. See the images here.

Next up, the Henry Fukuhara Watercolor Workshop!
The artist is travelling to the Eastern Sierra and southern Utah, watch this site as David posts a Travel Log.

No. 1124, "Art at Manzanar", Watercolor and ink marker, 22 x 15". Painted for the Manzanar Fukuhara Workshop Art Show April 2008.
For sale, at Manzanar, $500.00, framed.

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