Dumu (Tara) Series, Sept. 2011
The Ju Li Temple Fresco Sketchbook
Acrylic on Paper
Paintings made from 4 sketches of frescoes at Ju Li Temple, in Kangding County in Western Sichuan Province.
A few of these works are complete as shown here but the majority are still being worked on. I don't intend to finish them properly because they have to retain the same quality of the original frescos and the quality of the sketches. If this are lost then there is no way for the paintings to really represent the subject. I determine whether or not they are finished by getting away from them for a month or two and then pulling them out looking at them. If there is nothing that needs to be done to them, they are finished and they go in the finished stack. The remainders are worked on and the put away again for a month or two.