View Full Version : Rivers - The Mother of Life

09-18-2010, 09:18 AM

Just a quick painting of life around rivers, how we all need water.

I picked this scene for it reminds me of when little growing up watching people washed clothes in rivers. Clothes included silk which it surprises me so much that in many countries in the West recommend dry cleaning.

In the old days, everyone washed silk in river or at home by hand, cold water, mild soap and hung dry away from strong sunlight.

I use a lot of Chinese, Indian, Thai and Burmese silk which is better quality now than they ever were and all are hand wash.

Well, not much story this time, any advice and comments are welcome.:)


09-18-2010, 09:37 AM
Hi Jasmine, this is a lovely painting, your paintings are so heart felt, like it a lot:):);)

09-18-2010, 09:43 AM
Beautiful Jasmine. This reminds me of a dear friend of mine. She looks so much like the woman in the picture. She is Japanese and so beautiful inside as well as on the outside.

09-18-2010, 10:32 AM
Thanks so much for your kind comments Pat and Alexandra. None of us and all lives in this planet can go without water. Thanks again.:)

09-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Very harmonic and peaceful scenery. Really get a nice feel looking at it. :)

09-18-2010, 01:08 PM
Very harmonic and peaceful scenery. Really get a nice feel looking at it. :)

Yes, very very nice.

09-19-2010, 06:52 AM
Another great painting and the love shines through. Well done Jasmine:)

Mike Severoff
09-19-2010, 07:18 AM
I envy you :)

09-21-2010, 08:45 AM
Thanks for all the comments, I love water and do appreciate the might of rivers.:D

09-21-2010, 09:06 AM
Another interesting documentary of Eastern Asia lifestyle!
The laundry/ swimming scene illustration is so lively and spontaneous!
As an information about silk washing, I don't know much about other western countries, but in Italy (where we have silk renowned of the highest quality we learned to produce after stealing silkworms and techniques many centuries ago importing such tissue in Europe too) we either handwash or use the washer at no more than 30 degrees (Celsius).;)

09-22-2010, 12:40 AM
Caesar - yes Italian silk is quite pretty. The silk I use is normally hand woven so put it in a washing machine could be a suicide!!!

I remember the story of how an Italian priest took the silk worms to Italy and I thought it was a good effort.

China tool a lot of information (opps...might be in troble here) from many places and make the world small so sharing information should continue the knowledge, me th inks!:rolleyes:

Let us all keep rivers clean!:)

09-22-2010, 05:10 AM
Great and lovely paint Jasminek :).

09-23-2010, 08:56 AM
Thanks Hani, nice of you, I need all the encouragement I can get!:D