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I am trying to recover those lost posts as possible as I can. I was able recover a few of those posts, but lost all the comments that following the posts, sorry!


Painting Trip to Southeast Coast of Fujian, 福建写生

Late November 2013, with some painting pals, I made my first ever painting trip to Fujian, a southeast coastal province of China... fascinating places across the Taiwan Strait

Few of on-the-spot sketches posted below

Yunshuiyao, Nanjing 南靖,云水谣镇(原名长教村)
Surrounded by a small Changjiao creek, Yunshuiyao is an tranquil village over 600 yrs old peacefully nested in a lush valley. It is well know with it's Tulou, a unique cylindrical style fort architecture constructed with wooden inner structure and clay in ancient times.

Giant Banyan Trees on the Creek, 
o/c, 50cm x 35cm


Morning Light on Changjiao Creek
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Rain Approaching
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Afternoon Sun
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Passing Clouds
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Last Light on the River Bank
o/c, 50cm x 40cm


Huiyuanlou (fort building)
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

An Ancient Banyan Tree
o/c, 40cm x 50cm

Dazuocun, Chongwu, Huian, 崇武大岞村, 惠安

Low Tide before Sun Rise
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Shrimping Boat
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

After Ebb
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Afternoon at Mt. Dazuo Bay
o/c, 50cm x 40cm

Dusk Light on a Shipyard


Paintings From Far Away -1

Back in town last week.
Posted here are few on location studies that I did on painting trips to Hunan and Anhui Provinces, southeast China.

安徽 屏山村
Pingshan Village, Yi County, Anhui Province. Peacefully nested in a valley, less than 60 miles west of the famous Mt. Huangshan ( Yellow Mountain ), the Pingshan village was established way back around 400 AD, flourished in Song dynasty, about 1000 AD. Today, over two hundred historical houses from Ming and Qing Dynasties are still standing and well kept as fine examples of Hui architecture and as silent witnesses of ancient China.

A Pond outside the Village
12" x 16", oil on linen

Morning View of Pingshan
24"x24", oil on linen

Silent Rain

20"x24", oil on linen

Dusk Light in a Quiet Alley
24"x24", oil on linen

Old Mansions of Pingshan
24"x24", oil on linen

夕照屏山Afternoon Light on the Valley,
20"x24", oil on linen

Creek in Village

20"x24", oil on linen