Well, a couple of days late, but that is just typical me, I’m afraid. So, Gong Xi Fa Cai, everyone!
Of course, It’s a good excuse for me to show off a couple more of my paintings.
Chinese New Year #1
Chinese New Year #2
Both paintings are 24 inches by 18 inches, and are acrylic on board.
The last time that I took part in Chinese New Year celebrations, was when I was staying in Kolkata in 2013. Until then, I had not realised that there was such a large Chinese population there. I was staying in a small guest house some way away from the main streets, and heard the sounds of drumming from outside. When I went to investigate, I found a group of almost 100 young Chinese, all dressed in red T-shirts with their names on the back, a number of dragon and lion costumes, and a good supply of cabbages and coins. I wandered around with them for about an hour or so, as they went from house to house, dispensing good luck.
I think it is fair to say that it was an unexpected treat.