Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chinatown Victoria BC

Shanghai City  12 x 12  Oil  SOLD
This is an image from our small but very vibrant Chinatown. It has a rich and fascinating history, and Dales Gallery which I have shown in, is just across the street. There are many rich colours on this street, but red is a standout, so I did a red underpainting and left patches of the red showing through.



  1. Happy New Year! Love this painting Claire. It shares a different side of Victoria. The people and vehicles gives it the feel of the hustle and bustle of the location.

  2. Happy New year to you Elizabeth! Thanks for visiting and good luck with your Sketchbook Project. It sounds very exciting.

  3. I LOVE this Chinatown painting. Gorgeous colors..I enjoyed painting Chinatown as well...I never realized until I started the painting how many wonderful and rich colors there was!! I love the shadows as well.

  4. Thank you Hilda. Every Chinatown I've seen is exotic and inspirational. It's full of energy and colour and you just want to paint it!