Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bishop's House, Hong Kong Fringe Club and Foreign Correspondents' Club 聖公會主教府、香港藝穗會與香港外國記者會

Two historic buildings in Lower Albert Road, Central.   On the left on the terrace is the Bishop's House, the residence and office of the Anglican Archbishop of Hong Kong.  It was completed in 1848.  On the right is the Old Dairy Farm Building which was built in 1892 and further expanded 1913, 1917 and 1925.  Currently the buidling houses the Hong Kong Fringe Club (South Block) and the Foreign Correspondents' Club (North Block).


Saturday, May 14, 2016

State Theatre in North Point 北角皇都戲院

State Theatre was built in 1957. A building that was built in Soviet style with an iconic "flying buttress" structure. The front facade features a western bas relief which depicts a dancing woman who was one of the four most beautiful women in ancient China. Such unique combination of elements within one building! The theatre should be granted "declared monument" status!

North Point
Hong Kong

皇都戲院。蘇聯建築主義+中式主題西式浮雕古代美女三國時代的貂蟬+罕有「飛拱」flying buttress, 可為世界唯一。見證香港五十年代已華洋交融!絕對應列為法定古蹟!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tsing Yi Tin Hau Festival 2016 青衣天后誕

My friends and I spent an afternoon sketching the festive scene of this year's Tin Hau birthday celebration on Tsing Yi Island!  Tin Hau is a very popular sea goddess in Hong Kong, worshipped by many people in every district.  The Cantonese opera street theatre on Tsing Yi Island is especially huge and the street food market is just fantastic!   After sketching, we ate our way through the street food market where many street snacks are becoming increasing difficult to find in regular shopping malls.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sketching Shun Kee in Sai Kung 速寫順之城

I went sketching this old homeware store in Sai Kung town and was interviewed by a local newspaper on site.


Full coverage here:

【專題籽】家品夠晒人情味 司馬文愛蒲西貢Harrods

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quick Sketch at Colour Brown and Details of My Mini Exhibition 速寫Colour Brown及小型畫展詳情

Colour Brown first started its business in Sai Kung Old Town.  As the old town became more and more crowded with tourists, the cafe decided to move to this less touristy location in Jordan, Kowloon where coffee fans can take time to enjoy their coffee.   

Yesterday afternoon, a group of sketcher friends assembled at Colour Brown to sketch and enjoy the coffee there.  The coffee machines, the decorations, the bottles and glasses made excellent sketching materials and in order to capture the elongated cafe, I used fisheye view to capture the scene.  

Meantime, I also have an informal exhibition going on at Colour Brown which features a number of my live urban sketches of Hong Kong and a few studio paintings.  Here's the details:

Hong Kong Colours @ Colour Brown
No. 10 Kwun Chung Street
Date: 1 May to 31 May

 Colour Brown 始於西貢舊墟,其咖啡深受歡迎。及後西貢舊墟人流漸多,每逢假日,整條市場街必水洩不通,店主認為嘆咖啡絕不可急更不可逼,於是遷往佐敦一條安靜小街,等咖啡迷可慢慢享用 Colour Brown 各種各樣嘅咖啡。

昨日同畫友到 Colour Brown 速寫。面向長長嘅cafe,一堆咖啡機、玻璃樽、玻璃杯、骷顱、牛牛、河馬等擺設,便用魚眼透視捕捉全景。

同時,得店主邀請,小弟現於 Colour Brown 有一小型畫展,展出作品包括香港城市速寫同畫室作品。畫展詳情如下:

香港本色 @ Colour Brown