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Beijing Hutong Life - Watercolor & Prismacolor Pencil Painting Dimensions -40" X 26"

Here are 2 close-ups of the large painting so you can see more detail:

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While living in Beijing I was fascinated by the smaller world of the 'hutong', the little, ancient, narrow alleyways throughout the oldest part of this huge city. Here, people had lived for over 800 years, and so many generations had been born and raised in this small alleyways. Even today, though many of the lovely neighbhoods have been torn down to make way for newer structures, the Chinese government has left a few hundred of them to remind people of the history of Beijing. While some of the hutong have become tourist attractions where foreigners ride about in bicycle taxis, most of them are still dusty, ancient, full of many families living out ordinary lives. This painting, my largest one at 40" X 26", is a kind of Love Letter to Bejing...just a taste of the memories I've kept about these special places: the hutongs of old Beijing and its people.


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