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The details don't make the scene

Before I went on my Perth vacation, I had a private tour of a late nineteenth century house, undergoing restoration. It's called the House of Tan Yeok Nee , which used to be an Anglican Church and also the headquarters for The Salvation Army in Singapore at one time. Prof Yeo Kang Sua, who is involved in the restoration and super passionate about restoration, brought a few of us from the Urban Sketchers Singapore group in to draw it. The house had lots of intricate details (See the video clip below), so even the thought of drawing a scene from the inside of the house felt daunting. I brought along acrylic paints and my old Moleskine sketchbook with old sketches in them. I painted over an old sketch I didn't like anymore, and this is how it turned out:  While I can't say it's a great acrylic painting (I don't paint enough to call myself very experienced with acrylic), and it's also a little wonky, I personally think it works and I like it:) A few things I rememb

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