Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rice paddies along Sideman Road

Still practicing for the art exchange I agreed to do, oh so long ago. I worked on (more like overworked) this painting of the rice paddies that are beautifully terraced on the slopes of Mt. Agung. Balinese rice (nasi) is by far the best rice I have ever tasted and and is served at most meals here in Bali. It so delicious and fragrant, especially when cooked with lemongrass, salam leaf and ginger. The Nasi Kuning (yellow rice) is to die for. 
I have just about every kind of paint, pens, pencils and crayons on this sketch. Back to the drawing board.

10 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

It's great Jen...nice reflection in the paddies! :0

winna said...

I love the composition! Can you tell me what Salum leaf tastes like that would be available here---Bay leaf? I want to make the rice you mention.

laura said...

I love the colors! Is that a banana plant? Your description of the nasi is making me hungry ... fragrant rices are appetizing!

Irene said...

Jennifer,
I always visit, eagerly, when you put up a new Bali sketch. It's like a magical visit to another place and time, and you always do it so beautifully....I'm addicted.
Irene

A Brush with Color said...

I finally got up and looked at our globe the other day so that I could picture exactly where Bali is and where you are. I knew the general vicinity, but wasn't sure exactly where you were in relation to, say, Java. I didn't realize you're VERY close to Java 'til I did that. Made me realize I'd had a pretty good feel for where you were, though! I love hearing about it all--the rice sounds good. This is lovely!

Sherry said...

Love the design and the colors, Jennifer.

Ann said...

This is beautiful - the colors are perfect.

Caroline said...

I really like this illustration - great colours! The banana tree is a familiar sight for me too - I live in Malaysia! Very nice blog - I'll be back to see what you're up to!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! it may be overworked to YOU...but I really like the DEEP tropical effect you achieved! Really nice painting Jen! deni...............;)

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