Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sketching in the Woods 林中作畫

The warm sun appeared briefly and hid back into the clouds!  I rested under a row of Sweet Gum. A very quiet afternoon in the woods.  Perfect time for quiet sketching and resting! 

Lions Nature Education Centre



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hong Kong Park Aviary 香港公園百鳥居

The aviary has always been my favourite attraction inside Hong Kong Park!  The juxtaposition of the commercial high-rises around the park with the dense woodland and the flying tropical birds within is a magical sight to behold!  


Sketching with Alex and Joyce in Dihua Street 與Alex和Joyce迪化街速寫

I met Alex and Joyce, two veteran urban sketchers and founders of Urban Sketchers Taiwan on the first day of my trip.  We sketched in Dihua street, an old street where much original architecture is preserved!  It was a great day out!  Thanks Alex and Joyce!  

首日到台北,Alex 和 Joyce 與我一同到迪化街寫生。當日下雨,我們躲在有蓋行人路上速寫迪化街的舊建築。再次多謝Alex 和 Joyce 的款待!

Taipei Guandu Nature Park 關渡自然公園

A rainy day in Taipei!   I visited Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, a nature reserve which is haven to many migratory birds.  I sat down inside the park lobby and started sketching the view and the kids who were also sketching at the time.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ice-Cream Man Restaurant 雪糕佬冰室

Ice-Cream Man Restaurant "雪糕佬冰室" has been in Sai Kung Old Town for a long time.  I was told about the delicious milk tea it serves and decided to give it a try.  Settling down with my milk tea and noodles, I couldn't resist to start sketching the interior of the restaurant which was not attractive but very local.  


Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Very Quick Sketch at the Victoria Park Flower Show 維園花展速寫

A very quick sketch at the Victoria Park Flower Show! Kids from different schools were participating in a drawing competition that day. 


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ligustrum Sinense in Blossom 盛放山指甲

Ligustrum sinense is a common native plant in Hong Kong.  The flowering period starts from February and ends in June.  Flowers are very tiny, white and formed in clusters.  They have a strong fragrance too.  This plant here adorns the alley that leads up to a secret quiet park in the heart of Sai Kung Town.