The past two weeks I have been painting in Xinchang Old Town in Sichuan Province, China, The town is very old and still has the flavor of an ancient Chinese village. Mass tourism has not yet arrived in this village and so people go about their lives much as they have done for centuries. With the occasional modern influence of course. This three wheeled vehicle stayed in one place long enough for me to be able to paint it. The pink umbrella to shelter the driver from the summer monsoon rains worked nicely against the grays of the street and sky.
For students of the Virtual Art Academy, this month we are adding some new videos made specifically for watercolor artists to help you improve your sense of color and learn how to create beautiful color harmonies. See Lesson A10 in Workshop A.
Here are some paintings I did in Xinchang, an ancient Chinese village on the outskirts of Shanghai. I was painting with a group of five American and five Chinese painters in an invitational paint out. My friends Ken Cadwallader and Kevin Macpherson were part amogst the American painters.
The travel blog of artist Barry John Raybould