Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Art Sai Kung" An Exhibition of Works by Gary Yeung, Tara J Smyth and Sascha Camille Howard 西貢畫展

1 June 2014
11:00am - 5:00pm
Hong Kong Academy (香港學堂)
33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Sai Kung (西貢惠民路 33 號)

 Gary Yeung

 Sascha Camille Howard

 Tara J Smyth

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Wall Trees, Sketcher and Stairs 城皇街上的樓梯、畫家同石牆樹

Wall Trees, Sketcher and Stairs

A fellow sketcher at work took advantage of the shade of the wall trees in Shing Wong Street.  These wall trees are magnificent!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sheung Wan Graffiti Artists 上環塗鴉高手

Graffiti Artist in Sheung Wan

I went sketching with Urban Sketchers Hong Kong in Sheung Wan this afternoon.  Stuffy with occasional rain but the weather didn't affect our high spirit at all.  I walked around the neighbourhood of Sai Street and met a group of graffiti artists at work in a narrow alley.  Great sketch material so I settled down and did two quick sketches of them.  Rookie, a graffiti artist from Taiwan posed with my sketch of him.   Great work of art they were making!

今日下午我同一班香港速寫人去上環西街一帶寫生。行到西街附近一條小巷見到一班塗鴉高手獻技就坐底畫咗兩張速寫。畫完後來自臺灣的 Rookie 重賞面同我畫佢張速寫影相。多謝Rookie!

Thanks Rookie!

Graffiti Artist at work in Sheung Wan

Sketching a Graffiti Jam

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tsing Yi Tin Hau Birthday Celebration 青衣天后誕

Tsing Yi Tin Hau Birthday Celebration

It was the first time I went to the street market and Cantonese Opera street theatre for Tsing Yi Tin Hau birthday celebration.  The locals were all so obsessed with the many street food and snacks offered by the large number of street stalls there!   What a very festive sight!   I believe most Hongkongese have become bored with the chain stores and air-conditioned malls in Hong Kong!   Such street markets should be present in every district and town around the city all year round!  I believe they do not just provide an alternative and cheaper choice for the locals but also help preserve local food and cultures!

青衣天后誕戲棚同市集規模大,美食處處,現場個個食得淘醉,熱鬧非常! 其實香港每區每市都要有大型地攤市集啦,一來有助保留地區特色美食同文化,二來市民又多個商場外的選擇,三來更可以等多尐人小本創業,有助復興經濟!

Tsing Yi Tin Hau Birthday Celebration

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Painting Old Hong Kong 繪畫老香港

Painting Old Hong Kong

It's a quite a challenge to paint so many people scattered on the stairs.  Based on an old photo, the scene is probably Ladder Street, Sheung Wan.   Currently, I'm building the under layer of the painting.