Friday, October 17, 2014

Busy Chinatown

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







10 comments:

  1. your touches of red tell the story brilliantly Sherry

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! I was happy to have the red trim.

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  2. Boo, changes. But I love your painting of the pink building

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  3. Love the look of Chinatown and your sunny painting

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  4. I can really tell how much Chinatown excites you, as it shows in your paintings. I loved your last work done in Chinatown, and this one is really great, too, Sherry. Great colors!

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  5. You have beautifully caught the essence of Chinatown. Gorgeous use of dynamic brush strokes and colour that inject so much life and energy into your lovely painting.

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    1. Thanks Laura! I always appreciate your comments.

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