In Taichung, there is an amazing village, where almost everything is painted joyful colors. People call the place as “Rainbow Family Village”, which takes up a few city blocks in Taichung. The whole village is full of romance atmosphere that many people go to there to take pictures. The site now has become a must-see place in Taichung. Family Villages is an old military dependents’villages built in the late 1940s and the 1950s and a lot of them have been demolished and rebuilt. The rainbow family villiage is a very beautiful art center and attracts many tourists from other cities or countries to visit it. As you can see, the village is painted by auto spray gun and paintbrush in colorful, whimsical art. The colorful painting covers the dull world of wall, door, mailbox, and corner, making the place extraordinary. Bright lively colors recall your inner child memories as you find what appears to be an endless seam of creative whimsical imagery. A sense of wonder and peacefulness is felt as you wander the tiny streets of this modest section of the big city.
The great pieced artwork is made by a 90-year-old street artist. He turned an old ordinary military dependents’ village into a lovely and colorful rainbow family village. I think he is just like a magician! Huang Yung-fu, who is now known as ‘Grandpa Rainbow’, originally from Hong Kong but used to live in Taichung. He is really into painting. Believe it or not, he has no previous professional trainings. He just picked up a paintbrush about 3 years ago and the whole neighborhood is his huge and borderless canvas to paint.
Almost everything in this village is painted with joyful colors and interesting figures or patterns. Blue appears to be the background color that is used the most in the village. I especially like the pastel colors on the window covering. By the way, if you also want to make your living place more colorful like the rainbow family village, but you are not sure you can do as the Granpa Rainbow did, you may use paint spray gun to create your special work. Painting with the tool is much productive and quicker than painting with a paintbrush.