Mahachai -- Paint out
All of the sketches are about 7x9 inch watercolor, some combine with ink. The first sketch of a man with a bike on the train was done with watercolor pencils and ink.
Our small sketch group went out by a train from Wong-Wien-Yai station last Saturday, heading 1 hour south to a famous fishing industry town, Mahachai. We were amazed even as we get off the train.. of how close the Mahachai merchants people live their life close to the train track. The train end right at the heart of Mahachai market, a place where an active mixed of vegetables, fruits, seafood, and fishing supplies. I could stop and paint right out from the train track but the space might be the problem because the market was so dense. So I took some photos, and we all walk about 300 meters along Tha-Chine river to a riverside restaurant and settle there to paint from 10:00 am til noon. We ended up with a great seafood lunch and the restaurant owner seemed happy to see our sketch results. My two river scenes are the result of this place. Then around 1 pm, K.Piboon, one of our sketcher who used to live there, took us in his car surveying the opposite island called, Tha-Chalom, seeing more boats, and life along the river which is a few miles away from the Gulf of Thailand. Then K.Piboon took us to the heart of the "Ka-Za-Khao" fishing village, a few hundred yards by the sea. The fishing village was a small community on the little waterway just off from the Gulf of Thailand. My last two works show the fish boats and fisherman shack that harbor in a small water way a little few yards from the ocean. It was a fun pack paint out day.