I finally got this one done after 14 hours of painting over the last 4 days. It’s my first large painting since moving here, about 15″ x 22″ on 300lb handmade watercolor paper. I don’t have a stretcher board yet, so I used large paper clips to keep the edges from peeling up. This painting was done sitting on the side street of Shek-O looking towards the traffic circle. The sky was really the bluest blue I had ever seen and the sun was just coming over the houses casting well defined shadows across the streets. I was out late enough I missed the morning rush of pedestrians, but early enough that the city road crew was just showing up to begin repaving the roads. It took about an hour to sketch in the scene. This is despite the fact I had to keep moving aside as large dump trucks kept squeezing down the narrow road. By the time I finished sketching, large bulldozers and road surfacers were parking in front of me blocking the view. I saw this coming and had taken several photos so that I could continue working from home. Today I’m headed for the Hong Kong Art Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui. I’ll be taking the Star Ferry out of Wan Chai. It’s so much nicer to ride a boat across the harbor than to do battle with the “strap hangers” on the MTR. Wonder what they have to eat over there.