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It’s been a dreary, windy last couple of days. I went to The Wan Chai Convention Center to draw this first picture. A few drops of rain began to fall, so I wrapped things up and went to Southorn Park and sat on the bleachers under the awning. And what do you know? I ran into a college art class out drawing! Never thought I would see the day. We were all caught in the rainy weather drawing from the only shelter for several blocks. It’s the first time I felt self conscious drawing. Go figure. I’m still not feeling quite right about my drawings, and now I’m surrounded by students watching me closely. But thanks to Travis for encouraging me to get out and do it anyway. I’ll never improve if I don’t get off my butt and try.

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PS. I had some time left so I cut through Hong Kong Park and visited the aviary. Hong Kong has one of the best aviaries I’ve ever visited. It follows a creek down the side of the mountain. The path starts up at Kennedy Road. And even though it was 30 minutes out of my way I’m glad I made the trip.

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Rain is beginning to fall and I’m headed home. Have a good weekend.

Wan Chai CC and Hong Kong Park – drawing
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5 thoughts on “Wan Chai CC and Hong Kong Park – drawing

  • March 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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    John, where is the cutting edge I have seen when we were roommates. If you have grown beyond that, well ok, but I know you are doing the H.K. Theme but thought I would see an eyeball rolling down the street or a crack head fairy peeking around the corner. Still good work
    thou and I will continue to trace your work. Peace out!!

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    • March 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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      Glad you can remember the old days cause I have trouble sometimes, but the shock art thing has seen it’s day. I do other work that you don’t see on this site, but it is mainly sculptural. At some point I’ll post it on the portfolio site. But right now I’m enjoying exploring the city and meeting fellow artist. ..and a piece of peace for you..

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  • March 21, 2011 at 12:39 am
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    Ok old friend, keep bringing us joy and paint on…

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  • May 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm
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    The pencil work in “03 18 11 from Wan Chai” is nicely executed. I love drawings that begin with shape and insinuate detail in an almost “dirty” way.

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    • May 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm
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      Thanks Aaron. I try to let go and see what happens. Otherwise I just like wandering around the city and drinking mango tea. 😉

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