Thursday, March 04, 2010

Discussing Tonight's Menu


20x16 oil on linen

Walking down Congress Ave. in Austin last Saturday during Sketchcrawl, I looked into this sun-drenched restaurant and fell in love with the color and light. What a beautiful setting... the white table cloths, the vibrant, happy walls and the rich woods made me think I was looking into another country. I should probably have at least checked the name of the place. DOH!

Another cafe scene is on my easel and almost done. I have to adjust my shadows which I made too dark for the cool light. A very different atmosphere from this painting.
I'll show it later today.

5 comments:

Kay said...

I really love this one...I feel like I am there on the sidewalk looking in too!

Kaylyn said...

I'm liking the cafe series a lot. This one really came out nicely. Loose and crisp at the same time with terrific colors.

Only problem is I'd really like to sit down and enjoy the space and a lovely lunch!

Julie Hill said...

Robin..your use of colors and whites is superb...the composition is fab too. Just a great painting!

Linda said...

I LOVE this painting!! You have really captured the light and the feeling of this restaurant. The wood floor is amazing. Also, all the colors in white. I like it all! Looking forward to seeing your next painting!

Sadia Hussain said...

Very interesting subject and beautifully done! The colors are perfect!

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