UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Looking forward to some great workshops coming up – Australia, Canada, USA and Italy…

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Currumbin Studio Workshop – May 28 – 29 2016

Kelowna, BC, Canada – 2 day workshop on 2nd and 3rd July 2016

Wisconsin USA – 5 day June 12-18 2016

Cinque Terre/San Gimignano – Italy, Sept. 5-17 2016.

NEW ARTICLE

Painting Water
I don’t know what it is about painting water, but for some reason its calm, horizontal suggestion in a painting always seems to draw a viewer in. Here are some useful tips for painting water.

© John Lovett

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WATERFRONT REFLECTIONS

Waterfront reflections Video Project

A brand new Instant Video Project available now for just $9.95

Join me painting this beautiful little waterfront village in the South of France. Learn new skills and techniques with a simple, straight forward approach suitable for all skill levels.

  • 16 minute HD Video
  • PDF Printout
  • Complete Step by Step Instructions
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HOI AN

 

The old town of Hoi An stretches out along the Song Thu Bon River. A mixture of Chinese, French Colonial, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture give the ancient town an interesting character. The central markets run from before dawn till after dark. Every imaginable vegetable is available. Some weird cuts of meat, live ducks, chickens, fish, prawns and crabs are also for sale. Everything is fresh each day and the activity is mesmerising.Image © John Lovett 2015
Old Japanese Bridge

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Fresh Fish

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Meat and Cigarettes

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River Sunrise

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For a few dollars this old lady will ferry you across the river.

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Morning Fishermen

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Boats along the River

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Fresh Frogs

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River Boatman (Hums Tom Waits Tunes)

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Cast net Fisherman

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Purple lanterns.

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Cigarettes and Incense Image © John Lovett 2015
Purple Lanterns and Bougainvillea Image © John Lovett 2015
Fishing Fleet

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Red Bridge cooking School where we cooked ourselves a feast and all became Vietnamese cooking experts.Image © John Lovett 2015
Lunar Festival Dinner

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Lunar Festival Paper Lanterns

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Lunar festival

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Wooden boats

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Afternoon Market

Image © John Lovett 2015Colored Lanterns.

HA LONG BAY

On the coast of Vietnam, east of Hanoi, is the world heritage listed Ha Long Bay. Scattered throughout the bay are around 2000 spectacular limestone islands. The constant heavy mist (either coastal fog or Hanoi smog) adds to the mysterious appearance of the region.Image © John Lovett
Early morning bathers.

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Sunrise

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Paddling out to sea

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Traditional Fishing Boat

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Fishing Boat with net booms.

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Artist in funny hat entertains local fisherman.

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Traditional floating fishing settlement.Image © John Lovett

HANOI CRAZY

After the peace and quiet of Sa Pa the 9 hour night train jolted us back into the non stop chaos of Hanoi. Twenty four hour markets, swarms of bicycles and motor bikes, endless street food, fruit and flower vendors, people selling post cards, hats, cold water, warm beer, you name it someone on the streets of Hanoi sells it. It seems like the population of 7 million people rarely sleep and are all on the move at the same time.© John Lovett 2015
Man caught napping

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Blending Traffic, Hanoi roundabout

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Fruit vendor and Bicycle.

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To cross a street in Hanoi you simply walk slowly out into this swarming horde and somehow they all part around you.

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Cruising the backstreets

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Low Speed Delivery

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High speed delivery

© John Lovett 2015Meat Delivery

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Joyride in a Jeep

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Non stop wholesale markets.

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Any color, any texture, any thickness, any size.

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Loading and unloading zone
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Late afternoon shopping.

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Old town Hanoi

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View through Wire.

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How not to loose your bike.

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Flower Market

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Hanoi Fog

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Railway at your doorstep.

SA PA

From Hanoi a 9 hour night train delivered us to Lào Cai. A winding taxi ride took us up the mountains to Sa Pa. There are a number of local ethnic groups that congregate and sell traditional crafts in Sa Pa. Their villages are scattered throughout the surrounding terraced hills and valleys. The country side and villages are beautiful and the people are relaxed and friendly. © John Lovett 2015
Sa Pa

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Red Dzao Markets

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Food Markets – Sa Pa

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Hmong Women

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Muong Hoa Valley

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Hmong women make yarn from hemp and weave it into cloth. They dye the cloth with an indigo, plant based dye and burnish it between a block of polished wood and heavy stone.

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Wax resist batik is used to decorate some of the cloth.

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Pigs to market

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Sa Pa

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Red Dzao Women

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Village kids hunting mice in the rice fields.

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Marble champion

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Tả Phìn village

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© John Lovett 2015Cat Cat Falls