Thailand - a ramada roof detail * by James Lewis Hamilton

Thailand - a ramada roof detail * by 

888 views by 5 June 2014

As the small note in the corner indicates this drawing was done about a week before the devastating tsunami on the beaches of Phuket Island. Diane and I had flown to northern Thailand two days before the tsunami and followed the news from that safe distance. Kamala Beach was one of the worst hit and we visited it the year after and were struck by the resiliency of the Thai people and the fantastic work they’d done to repair and replace the damaged infrastructure.
This simple drawing shows the typical roof detailing on many Thai buildings. It was drawn in my Canson 5×8″ sketchbook and was loaded to RB, along with a few others late into an insomniac attack night a few weeks ago.;-)))

Featured in “Show us Your Bloopers” group 6/15/10
Featured in “Exotic Thailand” group 6/20/10

A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
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  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    fine draw James.. glad you decided to go north

  • When I look back on my life I always feel so blessed and protected. It has made me realize that it’d be impossible to give as much as I’ve received… though I’m having as much fun trying as I can! ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4ualmost 5 years ago

    I love this group of drawings…………simple but soo nice…….thank you…

  • Quite frankly, YOU are VERY welcome;-)))
    Such a welcome addition to my regular commentors… thoughtful, appreciative… thank you!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 5 years ago

    You have been featured in “Show Us Your Bloopers”

  • I like being featured… so thanks!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • flipteez
    flipteezalmost 5 years ago

    So detailed & delicate a gorgeous drawing with spirit XXXX

  • thank you flip… I’m in Thailand right now so we’re almost sharing sunrise and sunsets!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in
    the Exotic Thailand group.!!

  • Thank you… I’m in Thailand now… and with a camera for the first time… took another 200 pics today… maybe some good images for RB and this group will emerge from my point and shoot!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Welcome to Thailand James. :))
    Hope you enjoy and have a lot of beautiful photos from Thailand. :))

  • thanks so much… yes, I’ve found lots of beauty to photograph… but it’s always the Thai people that’s the most impressive beauty in this country… and yes, they also like to have their picture taken!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    Stunning sketch and design!

  • ah… you found me!!! Thanks ;-)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    Lovely drawings James! ;)) Hope you had a fabulous time in Thailand!

  • Tatum, we had a great time… different than any other visit. We think it was in many ways the Thais… and also us (as we get mellower!;-)))
    The violence in Bangkok had subsided and the every day Thai seemed almost embarrassed… also tourism had dried up and we were almost the first ‘farange’ faces they’d seen for a while… They were extra welcoming… and lovely. ;-)

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • DavidGutierrez
    DavidGutierrezover 4 years ago

    great detail in these drawings….

  • Thank you David… the details comes as I sit there sketching a little longer… wondering what to include and exclude to get an essence of whatever is before me… a little longer process (probably) than photography… but not really that different. ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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