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CHINA TOWN GATE
A Chinatown, a place where a vast majority of the people who live there are Asian (not always Chinese. China Town as a "Chinese enclave", is defined as "... any small, distinct area or [Chinese] group enclosed or isolated within a larger [Non-Chinese] group." The development of most Chinatowns typically starts with mass migration to an area having zero or very few Chinese. China Town Gate always appeared at China Town in every part of the world. China town gate called as A Paifang牌坊, also known as a pailou, is a traditional style of Chinese architectural arch or gateway structure that is related to the Indian Torana from which it is derived. Paifangs come in a number of forms. One form involves placing wooden pillars onto stone bases, which are bound together with wooden beams. This type of paifang is always beautifully decorated, with the pillars usually painted in red, the beams decorated with intricate designs and Chinese calligraphy, and the roof covered with coloured tiles, complete with mythical beastsjust like a Chinese palace. Another form of paifang is in the form of true archways made of stone or bricks; the walls may be painted, or decorated with coloured tiles; the top of the archways are decorated like their wooden counterparts. Yet another form of paifang, built mainly on religious and burial grounds, consists of plain white stone pillars and beams, with neither roof tiles nor any coloured decoration, but feature elaborate carvings created by master masons.
Tower Bridge at Twilight
An impressionist-style waterclour of Tower Bridge and the London skyline at twilight with a steam barge and it's smokey steam setting the scene to the right of the foreground. Painted in just 3 colours: raw sienna, light red and french ultramarine. This was commissioned. I'm currently undertaking a similar painting for a client using acrylic on canvas and I'm happy to take similar commissions in waterclour or acrylic.
Sunset on Liberty
An original watercolour of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. The Manhattan skyline can be seen in the background. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame: A 35mm luxury wide reverse shaped dark walnut (with a gold inner edge) coloured picture frame made from real ayous wood with a stain finish. Acrylic safety glazing and 55mm luxury deep-bevel single ivory mount.
"SUNFLOWERS IN BLUE VASE"
This is a very detailed and realistic painting of sunflowers - a taste of the warmth of the south of France in the home. Meticulously painted to make the viewer feel almost able to reach out and touch the petals and leaves. It is set in a light coloured contemporary tray frame measuring 68cm x 68cm x 35mm overall.