Laurel Whitis

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fun With Gimp

Random pictures I played with. The first is a staircase in the Himalayas on a trek in the Annapurna area. The second is of Annapurna South, one of the bigger mountains in Nepal. The third is self-explanatory. And fourth, a shot of Kathmandu from a hilltop temple area.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The big, the small, the young, and the very very old. The mountain is on the Annapurna's a huge one. The detail is from the corner of a Buddhist temple at Kopan Monastery, near Kathmandu. The little boy is from a day care I worked at...he was playing with some broken sunglasses he found on the ground (puts the American kid with his huge chest of plastic store-bought toys into different perspective...). The old man is actually Mongolian...he was visiting the hospital for back pain. He was 82, ancient in a country where the average life expectancy is 60 years old. And he walked the many miles to the clinic...

Monday, June 14, 2010

A sketch of Ronis, one of the kids at the day care I am working at, from a photo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


No artwork for a while...I'm spending a few months in Nepal doing various volunteer things. Check out the travel blog if you are interested!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Explaining My Lack of New Artwork

I have few words. I just sigh a lot. Physics final tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm trying to develop these a bit more...I'd like them to inform my next paintings. This one is about decisions...having too many things to do and feeling obligated to try to make them all work. It's the first one that has extended off the page...I'm wondering if I like that. Things to think about!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Things

Some drawings I've been doing.