Monday, June 7, 2010

Bali Day 6: The Art Colony, Wood Carving Studio and Silversmith

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Where is Waldo?
My roommate on the tour said the above painting reminded her of those illustrations, and yes, it does look like a Where's Waldo print.

Today, we went to the Artist colony, a wood carving studio and a silver smith. You all have been asking me on Facebook what I bought...so I'm going to show you.

O.k., no, I didn't buy all of these paintings.

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In this room at the gallery were paintings of flowers and of landscapes. I really liked the landscapes below and I did by a small version which is at my desk at work. I'll be honest, I probably paid WAY to much for the paintings that I purchased. But oh well, as my fellow Washingtonian pointed out to me, in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter, some where down the line I'll get a great deal on something.

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This room had what I call, more traditional paintings of the countries religious and mytholgical figures.

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I was considering buying one of these because I liked how it showed the stages of the illustration.

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This space displayed more modern type paintings.

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This is one of the paintings that I purchased and it is being held by its artist.

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After lunch we headed to the wood carving studio. They showed us the different types of wood they used and told us what was native to Bali and what wasn't. We then headed into the showroom.

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Let me just tell you, the items in this show room were amazing. I know I've been using that word a lot to describe things. The showroom was like a museum in and of itself.

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Look at the detail on this statue.

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This statue had to have been 15 feet tall. I can't imagine how long it took to carve this.

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Below are some of the sarong I purchased at the open air market. I love bright colors.

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At the silver smith, I made the following purchases.

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3 comments:

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Camille said...

Great photographs. You really caught the details. I love the wood carvings and jewelry. I made the art student sit down and read this blog.

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