May 16, 2011

On hot days in Beijing

flowers outdoor sketch © Evelyn Howard 2011

I found a place under a shade… I look at these pots of flowers whenever I walk pass. Such lovely colours.

Ourdoor beer on tap © Evelyn Howard 2011

Many people (foreigners mostly) love to sit under trees in front of this supermarket. The owner got some beer in recently, and according to my husband, the beer is especially cold. I get a soft drink whenever I come here. You can buy bread and cakes from the bakery through the window on the left (can you see the lady…). Just outside these windows, there are 4 basins of water on the ground for washing used beer mugs – each mug is washed 4 times by dunking in each basin once. Whatever works – none of his beer drinking customers seem to mind :).

Kitchen door sketch © Evelyn Howard 2011

A cafe kitchen door, with 2 big waste bins outside.

Food and drinks kiosk sketch © Evelyn Howard 2011

I was upstairs in coffee shop drinking cappuccino. The food and drink kiosk was below, and surprisingly there were not many customers.


Sadami said...

Awesome and so beautiful paintings and a very interesting post! Especially, colours are so nice and a shooting angle is wonderful. Particularly, I like the kiosku most. (why do people come?) Enjoy beer and cold drink.
Cheers, Sadami

Kala said...

I love the sketch of the supermarket and yes I see the lady. Don't think I would drink the beer though!

Kaori said...

Wonderful drawings, Evelyn! I love how we can enjoy the interesting views of China through your drawings! It feels like I'm walking through the city, too :D

Pavinee said...

These are so beautiful!
I love your words and the red little stamps :D

Louis la Vache said...

It is always a pleasure to see your drawings, Evelyn.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

You have such a lovely drawing style! A little series of your sketches is a real treat!

Flara said...

I fell in love with these lovely drawings!! Just piece of real art

Evelyn said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement. Appreciate it - keeps me going!

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