Friday, August 17, 2012

Painting with the Al Frescoes at the Chinese Cemetery

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Feng Shui
Watercolour and gouache
©2012 Charlene Brown

This was going to be the outing where I completed a painting that included the other people in our group… but they just didn’t line up properly with the obligatory mountain background and the grave markers I wanted to include in my picture.

What did line up was the cemetery itself, the site having been chosen for its excellent Feng Shui. It is flanked by the Azure Dragon, Qinglong, to the east and by the White Tiger, Baihu, on the west, and embraced by the Living Water, Shengshui, of Juan de Fuca Strait and Gonzales Bay, Those who are buried here command a Grand Hall, Mingtang, in front and face a distant Worshiping Mountain Range, Chaoshan, the Olympics.