Malaysia  Palette knife Oil on canvas  8x10  Black Frame

Malaysia

Palette knife Oil on canvas

8x10

Black Frame

Having started with a few of the more scenic views, this paintings is one of the first ones I did of my travels around the world. A picturesque view from the outdoor dining area of the Eco-resort where we worked and stayed for nearly a month in the rainforest just south of the border with Thailand.

Malaysia - Machete Kid  Oil on Canvas  4 x 6

Malaysia - Machete Kid

Oil on Canvas

4 x 6

On an island in the Malaysian rainforest just south of the border with Thailand, there is a village of people who get around primarily by moped or boat. It was here that we visited for an exciting evening of generator-powered rock music. Not being a musician myself, one of the more memorable parts of the evening was entering the village to find a mom trimming her grass with a machete, and her toddler a few feet a way playing with his own rusted machete nearly the as tall as he was. The hornbill in the top right is a story of his own; being forced from their natural habitat by deforestation, the locals will say the birds are moving simply to avoid the noise of the logging. 

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