Kiyamachi at Night
Kiyamachi St. at night (Watercolor on paper, 40x60cm). The Kiyamachi street was constructed in Edo period (17-19th century CE) along with the construction of man-made Takase river, built to facilitate the logging industry. Kiyamachi is currently among the ‘hippest’ entertainment street for the young Kyoto-ites, lined by pubs, cafes, and nightclubs (although, compared to other city, are rather modest).
Note: I tried a different (and more difficult) approach for this painting. The different colors and directions of light sources, as well as complex reflections and numerous objects in this painting demand a more loose, expressive approach; otherwise, the painting will have an ‘overdone’ look to it.