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A dozen years ago, I dabbled in painting. First I painted on canvas using water-mixable oil paints, because I did not want to clean my brushes with chemicals.

Seaside landscape.

Young Vietnamese woman.

Delicate Arch.

One year I grew birdhouse gourds just for fun. Some of them were fairly big, and once they dried up I could not resist trying 3D painting on them.

Birdhouse Gourd I.

Birdhouse Gourd II.

Finally, a smaller one.

Birdhouse Gourd.

The gourds are now used as decoration in our house. Visitors always ask about them, puzzled by their size and shape, and their painted look.