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January 30, 2013
My Taiwan Trip
Following Ch'ng Kiah Khien's post on his recent Taiwan sketching trip, I am sharing my pieces.
I sketched with KK on the last few days of 2012 in Taiwan. I did two loose watercolour pieces at Ximending, Taipei. This is what you see when I put two of them side by side. The name "Ximending" came from the period of Japanese colonization. Ximending, a happening place, is the center for recreation then and now. So glad to meet all the sketchers here in Taipei. Even Kwin from Bangkok joined us later. A rare Asian sketchers' Meet in Taiwan!
While waiting for Kwin, a sketcher from Thailand, we continued to sketch at Ximending and i decided to do a black and white piece in my sketchbook. really felt very free and loose and lots of fun too. Two Taiwanese passersby were so shocked when they watched me using the dirty tissue which I used to clean the brushes to have a dab here and a blob there on the sketchbook to create the darker tones that you see here.
Kwin finally joined us at Taipei in the late afternoon, What a gathering for sketchers from Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia! Totally unplanned! It just happened on 28 Dec 2012!