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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.
Broadcasting in the snow
Blackfriars Bridge at Dusk
CHINA TOWN LANTERN
This painting illustrates the image of LANTERNS in china town coupling with some dark abstract iron gate on the background. The most common Chinese lanterns are red, oval shaped, and decorated with red or golden tassels. Typically, they come in many different shapes including square, rectangle, and spherical. In ancient China, they were used to provide light and eventually as aspects of Buddhist worship. Today, they are used only for decoration and modern forms of celebration and worship. Lanterns have become a symbol of national pride in China and are used to decorate homes and public places. The Chinese Lantern Festival takes place on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the Chinese New Year. Lanterns hung at Chinese New Year are thought to scare aware the Nian monster (a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains) and bring good luck.
Visiting London 3
The warmth and glow of the evening sky is cast over the city of London as people admire the city as the day draws towards the end. A stunning London city painting. This painting continues over the sides and may be hung without a frame. The painting has been varnished with gloss for protection and is signed in the corner by the artist. The painting has also been wired at the back of the canvas for instant hanging. This artwork is on a high quality canvas. The painting will be carefully packed into a custom made box and dispatched within 2 working days by a trackable courier. Delivery outside the UK will be made within a week. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity