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Photos from the Countryside Painting and Sketching Trip, 2009/10/11

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Occasionally we do trips with less of a focus on hiking. During October, Huilin, one of the founders of Beijing Hikers, was in town, and seeing as she is an artist and teacher at the University of Western Australia we decided to organise a trip to the countryside to learn about Chinese watercolour painting, and sketching technique.

As well as climbing up into the hills to do some sketching, participants climbed up on to the roof of a local guesthouse to try out some watercolour painting, and enjoyed a nice big meal of country-style Chinese cooking. It's quite common for younger students in Beijing art schools to do similar painting and sketching expeditions

Painting in the courtyard, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Getting started in the courtyard.

Trees, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Walking up into the hills to do some sketching.

Sketching outside, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Sketching in the hills.

People sketching, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Views of the Great Wall.

Sketch of Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Sketching the Great Wall.

On the roof, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Up on the roof in the village.

Artwork, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Some of the results.

Huilin and the art students, Beijing Hikers Countryside painting and sketching trip, 2009-10-11

Huilin and the artists.