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RobS
10-16-2005, 06:53 AM
Hi All :wave:

This watercolor was done from a reference photo I found on the WC! Image library.

I wanted to paint using several different techniques and a mixed loose-detailed style. I hope it came out fine!

Rob


C&C always welcome!!


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2005/67988-pariscafe.jpg

laudesan
10-16-2005, 08:12 AM
Hey, your painting looks really good..


I like all the people sitting down at the tables having their coffee..

That red roof is wonderful!!

I think if you varied the shape of your tree more it would make it more interesting.

I think I might have used French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and mixed to almoast black, well a really dark grey and used that for the road..

seedy
10-16-2005, 05:03 PM
Hi Rob.....
Welcome to WC....
See that you ran into a problem that irks me a lot.....Why do street planners but a light post right in the middle of your painting?
A touch of splatter would help that pavement....
Nice and colourful however and I think you achieved what you were looking for....

Jijo
10-16-2005, 05:35 PM
Hi Rob, welcomed!! love the urban scenes, this one is good, reflects the Paris cofee atmosphere.
I think a bit less detail at the upper buiding would have concentrate the atention on the people, but just my opinion, hope to see much more street scenes!!!
alex

RobS
10-17-2005, 02:38 AM
Hi JJ, seedy and Alex,:wave:
Thanks for commenting.
JJ & Seedy: thanks for the tip, I think it will create a better contrast.
Alex: I love street scenes, more will definitely follow. Thanks for the tip on the detail. btw I'm a great fan of your work :D
Rob

laudesan
10-17-2005, 02:53 AM
You are welcome.. :)

I meant to tell you, finished paintings are posted in the gallery, you will get more comments in there..:) :wave:

Rich
10-17-2005, 05:46 PM
I have moved your thread to the Gallery as it is a finished work.

I like this. Has good impact and I like how you handled the people!
Well done!

Lynn Quinn
10-17-2005, 06:26 PM
Very nice! I love the balcony railings!

juneto
10-17-2005, 09:57 PM
Rob , You have done well . So much detail !!
June :wave:

mr sandbanx
10-18-2005, 07:43 AM
This is very very nice. Love the red awning!

NHArtist6
10-18-2005, 08:47 AM
Nice painting! Right out of the 1930's.

John

ripvanblair
10-18-2005, 12:27 PM
Very colourful , very nice------------well done-----Alan

aquarius
10-18-2005, 03:29 PM
Very crisp painting, inviting scenery, agree that less detail on the upper building would draw more attention to the people on the terrasse.
Looking forward to more !!

Carola

RobS
10-19-2005, 01:58 AM
thank you all for your supporting comments, it will keep me motivated!! :wave:

Rob

sidonie_78
10-19-2005, 05:35 AM
i like the sun shining on the house and the people, could be sunday morning.. very peacefull. i can imagine they are eating croissants ... mhh... and drinking coffee.. :wave:

i think the left corner, the little wall and the hedge, you could do there some more leaves or something, that seems a littel lost.

sidonie