Saturday, January 25, 2014

gecko's

(6x8)
From a photo I took of a couple lunching at Gecko's in Cape May. I did a little painting of the outside in June. I liked the overlapping white chairs.
More of my WIP: I'm glad I stopped and photographed it because I think it's gotten a little too red-violet. Planning to add a few details and gray down the purples in a few of the surrounding grapes.

5 comments:

Celia Blanco said...

Great composition!I love how the chairs work together and the colors surrounding them. Beautiful washes on the grapes, the ladybug is a great addition!

Judy said...

The compositions of the chairs is really great, Laura! And I love the little ladybug on the grapes!

cathyswatercolors said...

I never tire of your paintings. Your drawing I always great but what I love most is the color;they are so rich and your ratio of water to paint is always great.I wonder if you use fresh from the tube paints every time you paint?

laura said...

Thank you, Cathy: I feel I always struggle with the water-paint ratio--I think it's one of the hardest things to get right!
I don't use freshly-squeezed paints; I have my paints in a palette, which I spritz with water about 5 minutes before painting, and when I'm not using it, I keep it covered.

Barbara Muir said...

Love the scene and the grapes, and the ladybug. Seeing the ladybug made me miss summer so much! I love that bug. It is a good one because it eats the aphids that eat the flowers.

Lovely.

XOXOXO Barbara

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