Sunday, October 26, 2008

Penang Cheah Kong Si

Penang island is a beautiful island in Malaysia, also known as 檳榔嶼 in mandarin. The name "檳榔嶼" is in the navigational drawings used by Admiral Zheng He of Ming-dynasty China in his expeditions to the South Seas in the 15th century.

Penang Island is full of Chinese traditional old buildings. It is now part of UNESCO's World Heritage Cities Program. I am painting one of the heritage, Cheah Kong Si (谢氏宗祠)。

This is the initial sketch.

And this is the final painting.

This is the view of the front gate, it is made of wood and painted in red. This is the first Penang oriental building I have paint, I wish to do more in the future.


Ai said...

Ong, very nice oriental building indeed. Great job. I hope to see more in the future.


surface said...

Thanks Ai :)

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