A week ago I was able to paint in Chinatown again. It's been over a year since I painted there and posted that watercolor in Chinatown!. Such a fun place to visit and an exciting paint-out location. Unfortunately there usually seem to be changes that aren't always for the best. I was shocked to see a favorite and colorful shop was closed for good.
I used "Busy" in the title of this post because of its multiple meanings. Not only is our downtown Chinatown busy with people - regulars, painters, and tourists - but it also showcases some very busy architecture. In the 1930s the central plaza was developed to look like Shanghai by Hollywood film set designers. They did a great Hollywoodized version, complete with dragon roofs and lots of neon. For me, it's always been a special place to visit. I had an enjoyable morning painting this watercolor. Love the ornate pink building with a yellow tile roof. And I had many observers stopping by to ask what I was doing.
|8 x 10" Watercolor|