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Assaf
09-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Hi All,

I finished a large painting (36 by 48 inches) last week, made in acrylic on canvas. The subject is a flower shop in the streets of Paris, based on a photo I took there last year.

The vacation was magical, and I wanted to take in the feeling of joy that I had being there. Coincidently, it was also where I got engaged.

I used many of my Golden Heavy Body acrylics, but also a few tubes of Sennelier acrylics which I bought in the flagship shop in Paris. They were fantastic. One of them is the darker red in the background of the bench.

I quite love this painting, and so does my fiancÚ, but I wanted to get your opinions on it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2014/106845-paris-painting.jpg

Thanks,
Assaf

asmith38
09-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Asaaf,
Congratulations on your engagement :).
The flower shop is beautiful, very well done!

enelram
09-30-2014, 11:46 AM
This is beautifully done. The colors are vibrant and the angle of the drawing and the drawing itself are first rate. Great job!

old_hobbyist
09-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Wow, 12 square feet of intense color! BTW, I checked your flickr pg. Fantastic fotos. You can paint forever from those images.

LavenderFrost
09-30-2014, 11:55 AM
Lovely!

cem
09-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Gorgeous painting!!

jocko500
09-30-2014, 01:54 PM
very lovely

Charlie's Mum
09-30-2014, 05:16 PM
I like it too, very much! So rich!
It conveys the feeling I also had about those flowers stalls and shops in Paris - brought back memories!

Congratulations on the engagement - and welcome back here, it's been a long time!

gaykir
09-30-2014, 05:31 PM
Yes, wonderful memories and brilliantly captured!

Assaf
10-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Ann (asmith38) - thanks! I was caught by surprise when he proposed, and the entire vacation seem to be happier for it.
enelram - Thanks, I'm happy you liked the composition. It's what attracted me to the reference photo.
old_hobbyist - Thanks, I'm glad you liked my Flickr gallery. I hope to be able to paint from it forever, indeed.
LavenderFrost, cem, jocko500 -Thanks!
Charlie's Mum - Thanks! It's been a long time indeed. This was the first painting I finished for myself this year (I did a small commissioned work earlier). I wish I had more time to dedicate to painting.
gaykir - These are wonderful memories, and this painting will always remind me of that time.

susme48
10-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Assaf, so nice to see you back!!! This is lovely!! Congratulations on your engagement!! :) Beautiful photos on your flickr site!! Wow!! You could never run out of ref photos...:lol: Many would make gorgeous paintings!!

ColinS
10-04-2014, 12:44 AM
Very beautiful work.

idylbrush
10-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Very good play of complementaries. Gives the painting a sizzle.

Priti
10-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Love this painting, well done.

purplepansey
10-04-2014, 01:20 PM
I can see why you love your painting, not only is it beautiful, but it has to bring back the memories of your engagement. Love the colors they really sing.

Nature2Canvas
10-05-2014, 05:15 AM
I really like that, and what a brilliant idea for a subject for a painting!

chammi kaiser
10-07-2014, 05:51 AM
I have just returned from Paris and this is just a perfect memory. Congratulations on your engagement. I am sure you and your fiancÚ are not going to part with this lovely painting.