This is a painting I recently finished, based on a photograph I took last spring. It was my first attempt painting directly from a photograph, and I think it went reasonably well. This is a fan that I created to be used as a prop in the show my campers were doing this summer. It's ink on rice paper, with bamboo skewers as the arms. This was finished in about three hours, but I really wish I had had more opportunity to work with prototypes so I could get the design into a better working order. As it was, it was just a pretty prop.