Shanghai Skyline Financial District At Night View from the River Watercolor&Ink by Meera Rao
Bund Old Shanghai Skyline Night view from River Watercolor and Ink by Meera Rao
The 2-page spread of Night View
The Night River Cruise was a wonderful light show! Our guide informed us that all the buildings are required to participate and show their loyalty. It is a big tourist draw and thousands fill hundreds of lavishly decorated cruise boats. The ride started at dusk and lasted close to two hours. We oohed and ahed at the magic of millions of colored blinking and dancing lights that changed and morphed every other second !
Buddhist monks checking their phones at the Financial district Sketch by Meera Rao
Earlier in the evening we walked around the area where I saw many buddhist monks enjoying the city lights and scenes just like us. A couple of chefs taking a break down an alley near the Food Mall caught my eye as we were searching for a place to eat.
Pause In The Day #DirectWatercolor #nosketching by Meera Rao
Below is a straggler sketch of an Incense burner from Imperial city at Beijing- one of our very first stops during this china trip. I painted it much later as a part of the #30x30directwatercolor challenge and therefore got left out of the earlier post on Beijing. I decided to include it in this last post on my travel sketchbook.
Incense Burner At The Imperial city, Beijing #30x30directwatercolor #nosketching By Meera Rao
I had a couple of really beautiful ticket stubs that I decided were the just the right thing to grace the front and back covers of my sketchbook. The front cover is the part of the ticket to the silk museum in Shanghai. I used gold gel pen to write the title.
Cover of China Travel Sketchbook Journal By Meera Rao
The outside back cover is the ticket stub from the Sun Moon Temple at Guillin.
Back Cover of China Travel Sketchbook Journal by Meera Rao
I decorated the back inside cover with the business card for the resturant where we enjoyed delicious fresh hot Dim sums and a couple of beautiful wrappers from some chocolates I bought and enjoyed :)
Inside Back Cover of Sketchbook Journal. By Meera Rao
Thats the end of my journal sketches but I hope to paint a few more full scale paintings in the next few months :)
再見中國 Zaijian zhongguo- bye bye China for now!!