Pigeons and the Chinese Man

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 8:47 AM

Pigeons and the Chinese Man, originally uploaded by mmvgonzales.

ink and watercolor in handbound sketchbook.
I asked this pigeon to pose for me but just when I thought he'd agreed, a small child came and shooed him away. An old Chinese man sitting near by had been watching (and I suspect saw me talking to the pigeon) and walked over to me; pointing and laughing with a big toothless grin saying "China, China......" I didn't understand the rest but thought he might be referring to the fact that there are pigeons in China. I smiled at him and said, "yes, China, America, Europe, all over the world!" He continued to laugh and point at the pigeons as he walked back to his bench to sit and watch the world go by.


  1. Robyn Says:

    Lovely post, Marta - very vivid writing.

  2. Ai Says:

    I love the colors and the eye of the bird, especially the bottom one. I can relate to their shining color. Great job. Aij

  3. laureline Says:

    Just lovely, Marta, both the sketches and the story.

  4. Teri C Says:

    what a fun experience and interesting painting.

  5. Sandy Says:

    ahhh lovely ....I love pigeons.

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