I made two trips outside of Beijing. My first one was to Auhui province. Xidi is an old village I visited last year. I love it so much so I went back. The weather wasn't cooperated much so I took many photos instead of painted at site. I did many pen-n-ink sketches. This is one of them. The type of structure in my sketch is called "Pai-Fong", which is a monument to commemorate someone local who contributed to the country, community, or family in an extraordinary way. The construction of a Pai-Fong must be approved by the emperor. Someone who builded it without approval would be beheaded. I am glad this genuine Pai-Fong is preserved without destroyed by commercialization.
My name is pronounced as Chong Wong and I came from China and live in Texas now. I have been painting for many years. Starting from January 2007, I have been generating one painting every weekday, and weekend sometimes. Please enjoy my blog. If you like my work, I would like to thank you, because we have communicated visually and shared a common concept about the world. If you do not like my work, I would also like to thank you, because you have just found room of improvement for me. So please do not hesitate to let me know. I really hope my painting can bring you more happiness today, no matter how small it is.