Orela Vokes

Month: November, 2012

Poor cold trees

The trees are looking pretty miserable without their leafy finery. I’ve a good mind to go outside and dress them up.


Uzbekistan Inspired

A miniature watercolour, a collage inspired by a stained-glass window, and a quick sketch of a man in a hat.

Face painting

These are the two non-tree pictures from the exhibition last month. In all ten paintings I’ve used a fiery copper hue, inspired by the beautiful Autumnal colours outside my window.


I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been so busy writing and travelling. This was my second time in Uzbekistan and it was even more wonderful than I remembered. We stayed in Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, saw mosques, madrasahs and minarets, watched potters and paper-makers at work, took a night train, picked cotton, went to a wedding, ate huge amounts of delicious food and drank endless cups of green tea. I’ll post some Uzbekistan inspired sketches and paintings soon but in the meantime here are a few photos from the trip.