Last night as I fell asleep I had this idea. For months I’ve been drawing and painting around Hong Kong mainly to document the landscape. But when I showed these drawings and paintings to the galleries along Hollywood Road and Soho, I was turned away because landscapes of Hong Kong won’t sell. Well, the idea I had was to look at the city as a series of vertical abstract strips. This allows me to paint my landscapes, but in a format that’s more “modern” and gallery friendly. I am calling them Core Samples. I also found this idea/gimmick does not bind me to paint on location and allows me to work from home. The painting above is from a photo I took along Shau Kei Wan Road East. Painting at home will come in handy as the summer heat makes working outside impractical. Whew! It is hot out!