Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Colorful Chinatown

The month of June in Southern California usually has overcast mornings, known as "June Gloom".  Because of this I thought I might start June with a bright, colorful painting!  A recent Saturday paint-out was at Chinatown.  I've painted there quite a few times now and posted my previous watercolor in Busy Chinatown.  I always enjoy my visits there and have many childhood memories of how it "used to be".  There have been many changes over the years of course, but Chinatown still retains its special character and ambiance.  I just love the dragon roofs and especially the distinctive pink building.  It's next to a lovely meditation pond with a bright aqua tiled bottom, surrounded by wonderful bright red railings.  There also were some shiny gold lanterns decorating a balcony above.  I gave this scene a try in gouache, and some sun peeked out about noon.        


7" x 5" Gouache



12 comments:

  1. It looks great. I especially love your shade of pink and the gold lanterns.

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  2. Such a vivid and exciting scene Sherry

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  3. You really managed to get that pink right. It's such a difficult hue to achieve with watercolor. I love yours.

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    1. Thanks Liz, you're so right about that PINK!

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    2. I keep coming back to admire this painting. Especially the right side. The underside of the balcony, the mars red shadows and the pinkish stone work. It's yummy.

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    3. Thanks Liz, this one felt a little confusing~

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