Autumn Stay is an expressionist painting of Ha Long Bay by Khanh The Bui. The art has a lively and colorful composition, revealing Spring’s new vegetation in the Bay- from the ecosystems atop its limestone monoliths to life on its waters.
Bui paints what is little known of North Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay: Vietnam, known for it’s warm-weather climate still has areas that experience four seasons. Autumn Stay ironically depicts Springtime in this region.
The Spring here is warm, sunny, and relatively dry compared to its hot, humid summer and dark, cold winter. At this time of year, blossoms and fresh greenery illuminate the numerous cliffs rising magnificently throughout the Bay.
The jagged, limestone mountains appear cold painted in multidimensional shades of blue. Their roughness is expressively softened by Bui’s choice of warm, bright colors defined by Pearl-shaped dots of light clustered above the monoliths, filling the mountaintops, and shooting up toward the sky. The floral image illustrates the limitless bounties of the Ha Long Bay’s jungle.
This airborne ecosystem also accentuates smaller peaks, all providing a sign that Spring has sprung. Spring is the best time to visit Ha Long Bay. This is when one can avoid the extreme/excessive hot, cold, tourists, fog, monsoons, and typhoons … unless you’re into that.
There is much to do and to discover by boating around the structures, hence kayaks are painted exploring the Ha Long Bay’s beauty– its waters, caves, jungles, and beaches. There are even residential communities. Due to all of these attractions, many tourists are drawn to this site.
Original available on Artmajeur for $2,400: Autumn Stay by Khan The Bui.