Beach Holiday假日海滩

 

I went on a retreat to Phuket and did multiple sketches of the hoildayers.  It occured to me that it doesn't matter which island the holiday seekers are going to... it is a state of mind that they are seeking... and at the beach, they all play out this hope for relaxation, reinforcing each other as they slow down their paces.
 
I have used red and green as the colours of these series.  It is the palette of my earlier works of heaven and earth as in Chinese symbolism, green is for woman (yin/earth) and red is for man (yang/heaven)  and at the the horizon of the sea, heaven and earth merges.
 
I feel that all city dwellers can identify with this set of paintings as they all look forward to their next beach holiday.