Old Hong Kong

Today I´ve visited a beautiful place – a studio furnished in old Hong Kong style.

The design of the rooms allowed me to plunge into the atmosphere of the 50-es of the past century. 

I love learning more about the history of different cities. That’s why I really liked the time I spent in that place. I was impressed by the way the studio looks. I paid special attention to (antique) original items of furniture that added to the atmosphere of the days long gone. 

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I felt like a girl who was offered a unique opportunity to travel back in time. I spent some time making sketches of the scenes I liked particularly. 

I dressed in the silk traditional cheongsam dress with pearl earring. I also drew a number of still life scenes sketches. I plan to use them to create a new series of pictures. 

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I spent all my day enjoying the atmosphere of old Hong Kong. I have a number of photos to remind me of the day, the unique atmosphere and the way I felt there. These memories will stay with me forever. 

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Anna Salenko
01.10.2018 Exhibition

Hello, everyone. Today is the first day of the exhibition carried out as part of the Art of Germany event. The event is organised by 2 countries – Germany and China. I was invited to take part in the exhibition. (I’m honoured that I was given such an opportunity!) I want to thank the Admire Art Gallery for the help in the organisation this exhibition. 

You’re welcome to visit the exhibition. It’s open from the 1stand up to the 10thOctober 2018. Address: Onelink Walk, 230-232, Tianhe Road.

 

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In total, I’ve chosen 2 big paintings to present to the audience at the exhibition. The first one is the painting of the 19thcentury Neuschwanstein Castle that is considered to be a popular place of interest. When creating the picture, I tried to use as many bright colors as possible. (That’s just my style of painting pictures. I always use lots of different bright colors in my pictures) I tried to create an atmosphere of an early autumn. 

The second big picture I displayed at the exhibition is the picture called “A walk in Rottenburg”. The picture depicts the scene that I saw while walking the streets of the city. It’s summertime. People are walking the street to het to the nearest café where they can have their lunch. I did my best to depict the buildings that have this typical German-style architecture. 

 

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I’ve also decided to put 2 series of square paintings on display. (One series of small square paintings and one series of the paintings that are a bit bigger) The pictures are presented together as joined-up pictures (4 pieces at a time). These beautiful, bright pictures looked great on the background of the white wall (helped to create a contrast and to attract more attention to the pictures). 

 

I also choose a number of middle-sized paintings to present at the exhibition. The paintings tell the story of an old street in Germany. In order to paint the pictures as close to life as possible, I paid close attention to the style of the old houses one can see when in Germany. 

 

That’s all I wanted to share with you today. I’ll post again soon. Bye. 

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Anna Salenko
Happy Chinese holidays

The festival that takes place every year in the middle of autumn is one of the times when one can feel a holiday-like atmosphere in China. 

The festival has long since become a tradition. This is the time when families and friends meet to spend time together and eat moon cakes. . 


Here is my collection of paintings devoted to the Happy Holidays in China. 

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Forbidden

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1. The first painting shows a beautiful place of interest in Beijing called “Forbidden city”. When I saw the place with my own eyes, I immediately understood that I have to create a picture of it. It’s amazing. This is the largest palace complex in the world that once as an imperial palace. Nowadays, it’s known as the Palace Museum.

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Lanterns

I love painting lanterns. (I hope one day I’ll get a chance to have an exhibition devoted entirely to the pictures of lanterns) Lantern is a common holiday decoration in China. I used lots of red and orange colors while painting the picture so that to make them look as close to life as possible.

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Atmosphere of a Holiday

The last painting shows one of the China streets in New Year. There are LOTS of lanterns hanging from the roofs of the buildings. The biggest one of them is the triangular lantern that has a Chinese character written on it. (Actually, the character stands for “Happiness”)

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Travelling to the islands
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It’s time to feel the holiday atmosphere.

I have made small square paintings, dedicated to the travelling. You can simply combine. them together with 3-4 paintings.

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