aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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46 of 52: Birch Lake Watercolor
Posted by dav at 2009 May 26 07:15 AM
File under: Art

This past weekend Mie, Tesla and I took the RV up to Yosemite for the Strawberry Music Festival. It was a gorgeous weekend! I did a few little watercolors there, and I suppose this is the best one. The very last thing I did at the festival before leaving was attend a watercolor class by Steve Curl where I got to see how an actual artist analyzes and approaches an illustration. I think I learned a bit by attending, from how to think about shapes to understanding how the amount of water used will affect the painting, so hopefully my next attempt will be better.

Birch Lake, Camp Mathers

Here's Steve teaching the class:

Strawberry Music Festival 2009

More photos from this trip at my Strawberry 2009 flickr set.


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