Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
It was a great afternoon spent on Yim Tin Tsai Island with Magi, another Sai Kung sketcher. Yim Tin Tsai is a tiny rural island off Sai Kung Town which is famous for its well-preserved Catholic chapel, the salt farm, the largely abandoned Catholic village and its rural environment. I spent two hours sketching the visitors at the outdoor cafe near the pier while having traditional 'tea cakes' and 'cupcakes'. The lights and shadows were wonderful on this dry sunny day and it's a joy to capture them on location. As we were about to finish our sketches, we met two sketchers from Urban Sketchers Belgium who were sightseeing on the island. It's sad that we could not sketch with them as we had to catch the returning boat soon.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The five days that I stayed in Paris in August was exceptionally hot. As the sun went down, the heat was not so intense and so I walked from where I stayed to Notre-Dame de Paris. I started the sketch. The setting sun cast a huge shadow on the facade of the cathedral. While sketching, it's interesting to see how the shadow grew and how the sky gradually turned dark.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
I visited Haw Par Mansion with a group of sketch friends yesterday. The mansion is an architectural gem in Hong Kong. It was built in 1935 and is one of the very few historical mansions left in Hong Kong. The buidling is a unique mix of eastern and western style architecture. I was completely blown away by the very beautiful and well-kept stained glass and wooden door. The lights that passed through the coloured glass made the picture on the door glowed.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
An unusal sketch opportunity after typhoon Mangkhut. This yacht blown to the waterfront here on 16 September is still left unattended at the Sai Kung Town waterfront. Close to the two onlookers, an uprooted tree buttress with the main trunk chopped off is left lying on the promenade.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
If you are in Cardiff on 26, 27 July, do come to the very cozy Cornerstone Art Gallery Cafe! I'll be there sharing with you some of my Hong Kong urban sketches!
Cornerstone Art Gallery Cafe Art Series: Sketching Hong Kong Sharing Session by Gary Yeung
About this event: Gary is a co-founder of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong, an art teacher and also a studio artist. As a Hongkonger, he loves to document parts of the territory which are either at risk of, or have been protected from the city’s redevelopment projects. In this sharing session, Gary is going to share with you interesting stories about a number of his on-location Hong Kong sketches.
Do come to Cornerstone to grab a drink and appreciate the art of urban sketching by veteran sketcher, Gary Yeung.
Entrance Fee is £10 which includes a free coffee, a ‘Pineapple’ bun, Hong Kong-style and two Gary’s postcards!
Available in the session will also be a limited signed copies of Gary’s Hong Kong sketchbooks. Session 1 26 July Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm Session 2 27 July Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Monday, July 9, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Lots of Lion dances and Cantonese Opera performances to celebrate Tin Hau’s (the goddess of the sea) Birthday in Sai Kung! Rarely did I have this chance to sketch the temple from the elevated location inside the temporary Cantonese Opera Tent in front of the temple. As it's Tin Hau Birthday celebration, large red alters decorated with flowers, lanterns and ornaments were placed on two sides of the temple entrance. By the time I finished the sketch, the two alters were carried away from the temple in a ritual. It's really a special day for Sai Kung Tin Hau Temple.