A bit hazy at first, but things cleared out around noon. My first stop was Central Pier to draw the new MTR line being built. It runs from the IFC building to the convention center. I’ve heard it will go to Hung Hom but I don’t know for certain. Looking at the cross section of earth in the trench that’s been dug you can clearly see that most of Hong Kong now sits entirely on sand.
I have been trying to loosen up a bit when I draw. I’ve been getting to careful and loosing my energy. I don’t know that I succeeded with this drawing, but it’s a start.
When I finished I grabbed the ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui. Directly across the street from the Culture Center is a high end shopping center. The stores cascade down a slope in a stair step fashion. When the hillside was dug out for the stores the designer left two trees behind in flower pots 3 stories tall. I climbed the tower of one tree and drew the tree across the way. Use Google street view to see exactly what I’m describing.
Note to self: Tiffany and Co. does not appreciate artists around their store. More than once security came out to hover close by and send unwelcome feelings at me. When I wasn’t discouraged by that, they went back inside and turned on the water sprinklers. To their dismay the sprinklers were set to not spray people on the sidewalk. I took me an hour to finish. And by the time I left I had two security people watching me and talking into those earpieces with the curly wires coming out. So to the people of Tiffany and Co.: thank you for not asking me to leave. I appreciate the opportunity to sit in such a beautiful spot and draw. BTW- love your lamps. Maybe we can work out a trade. 😉