Sunday, August 31, 2014

Virtual Paintout - Kinmen Island!

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


   

10 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your visit to this Chinese Island. You certainly get around and paint some lovely paintings in beautiful area ;)

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    1. Thanks Polly, I really love "traveling" around with the Virtual Paintout.

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  2. Gosh, what a neat place. The Paintouts always find these unique corners of the world. Love your renditions, Sherry, and your vivid colors. Great touch with those scooters, too!

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    1. Thanks Terry! I just loved this island and only saw a bit. The scooters were fun to add.

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  3. Hope this doesn't post twice, not sure where the first one has gone, Great paintings here as always Sherry. Your collection of VP paintings altogether would make a fantastic travel journal

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    1. A travel journal is a great idea Lorraine!

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  4. Love the colors you've used, Sherry, and that you included the scooter that to me, echos the roofs.

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    1. Thanks Joani, this was a neat location and I liked the scooters.

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  5. Dear Sherry - just wonderful. The colors are awesome and that blue scooter was a perfect subject for your one painting. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! Hope you have a good week too!

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