Thursday, February 23, 2012

Beijing Hutong

Beijing Hutong by Liza Hirst

A typical street, a socalled "Hutong", in one of the few remaining old areas of Beijing. It was a cold, sunny winter afternoon.

oil on canvas - Öl auf Leinwand - huile sur toile
20 cm x 20 cm / 7,9" x 7,9"
sold

12 comments:

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

Indeed, it looks cold. So it's great to have those red, red, red lanterns. Schön O:-)

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Liza, this series is really strong - both understated and powerful.

jacqueline said...

Ce Hutong me rappelle celui dans lequel se trouvait notre hôtel!
On sent le froid glacial.
Très beau tableau.

Joanna said...

Wow, it is so impressive! I was born and growing up in the hutong. Great work, Liza. Love your style of painting!

karin's art and sculptures said...

This has great atmosphere! Great!
love Karin

Barbara M. said...

I love this Liza -- it's like being transported to China. Thank you.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Ulrike, grey and red seemed to be the most apparent colour combination in Beijing, which I liked very much.
Just imagine though, how dull this would be without the red...

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Marilyn! I'm slowly getting into it.

Liza Hirst said...

Jacqueline, vous étiez dans un hôtel dans les hutongs?! Je vous en envie! L'atmospère est très speciale je trouve.

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks a lot, Joanna. Its a pity the hutongs are disappearing more and more, although life might be quite hard there, I could imagine. But the atmosphere is great.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Karin! I am pleased I managed to capture the atmosphere. Have the feeling of slowly warming up to painting again. See you soon!

Liza Hirst said...

That's great, Barbara, that it actually transmits the feeling of being there. Thank you so much for saying that! For me, too, its a bit like that.