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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!


C&C always welcome!!


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..

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....

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!!!

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

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:

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!

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!

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


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

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 !!


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


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.