Just when I thought I had run out of time to check out the August 2014 Virtual Paintout, I saw the location was Kinmen Island. Kinmen is an outlying island of Taiwan, but is actually very close to mainland China. I was curious to look around there. It turned out to be easy to find areas of ancient, traditional Chinese houses with swallowtail roofs which looked to be terra cotta. These compounds were like a maze to look around using Google Street View. Very easy to get lost! Beautiful and so interesting. Around every corner, there seemed to be construction going on, making repairs to crumbling structures. The many motor scooters caught my eye so I included them in my paintings.
|5 x 7" Watercolor|
|5 x 7" Gouache|