View Full Version : Park Bench - you might need your sunnies! lol

09-25-2006, 02:41 AM
Am sick today, so needed to do something to cheer myself up!
Looked thru my pics and remembered that one day I intended to do a park bench series.......

12 x 16 inches on stretched canvas, half an hour, one 1/2 inch brush, no water, colours mixed on canvas.
One or two adjustments to make.
C&C welcome!




09-25-2006, 03:00 AM
here is the ref pic I used - drab drab drab! lol

09-25-2006, 03:27 AM
Lulu, just popped in while dinner cooks - great way to spend a sickie - you are so clever doing such a fab painting in such little time. WOW - hope you are feeling better.

09-25-2006, 03:42 AM
thanks Ruth. Bit of a chest infection, on the mend now after a restful day hopefully.

Have added more darks since posting.

09-25-2006, 04:47 AM
I love it Lulu :thumbsup: ....it's amazing what you can come up with doing a quickie...
i love the way you have made the image your own.....the colours are fab...clever girl...take care and get well soon..:wave: :clap: :clap:

09-25-2006, 06:00 AM
Beautiful work Lulu....wow! Just love the colours..you took a drab ol pic and made it full of pizazz! Bravo :)

09-25-2006, 07:50 AM
What a beautiful happy view of the world you have Lulu!! I just love it!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

09-25-2006, 10:16 AM
I love the freshness and vibrancy. Hope the painting helped and that you feel better soon :)


09-25-2006, 11:04 AM
Drab to "fab" (as Carrie said)!! :)

09-25-2006, 12:47 PM
:clap: Y . U . M .:clap:

09-25-2006, 02:36 PM
I think this cheerful colourful painting would make anyone feel better! This is just lovely!:thumbsup: You really improved the original!:cool: I certainly hope you're feeling much better.

09-25-2006, 02:39 PM
The colors in this should make you better just to look at them! You are a whiz!!
Hope you get well right away.

09-25-2006, 04:41 PM
That photo could well have been a pen/ink work, with a beach scene in front of them [the background area], and - in color ink - in that distance a nude rear figure :eek: standing by water's edge while a seated guy is sketching her :thumbsup:.... to be called "The Gossip Column"..... :lol:



09-25-2006, 05:03 PM
Carrie, Lisa, Dorothy, Ann, Jon, Anita, Ginger, Annette, and Robert, thank you all! Yes, I am feeling better thanks.

Robert.........only a man................:lol::lol::lol:

09-25-2006, 05:22 PM
I love the happy colours! I was always attracted to Van Gogh's paintings because of the colours and textures too.

(funny that I keep posting b&w paintings, weird!).


09-25-2006, 05:23 PM
Im a guy and I didnt get that from that picture!!! But I'll admit its an interesting concept....

Lulu ya gotta love how refreshing a quickie can be:evil: its been said b4 but the colors are smashing! Very bright and cheerful

Margaret 59
09-25-2006, 05:41 PM
Very nice! The middle photo of the close up could be a painting on it's own too. :thumbsup: :clap:

09-25-2006, 07:07 PM
Thanks Gail, Doc (yup, quickies are good:p) and Margaret.
Might do that one on its own to Margaret.

09-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Actually, Lulu - also thought of it as a reverse - which would make even more a 'gossip column'...... :lol: :lol: :lol: [tho, seriously, even most women prefer doing nude female figures than male ones....]



09-25-2006, 08:39 PM
Robert, you have reminded me that a long time ago I did a little cartoon sketch of a life drawing class - the 'subject' was a male, just might put it to canvas! hehe:D

09-25-2006, 10:46 PM
sounds terrific - especially with those old lasses sitting in the background :lol:



09-26-2006, 12:29 AM
Great painting. I love the colours and your brush strokes.

09-26-2006, 01:40 AM
what a way to spend a sick day do u always paint this well when sick?
may you recoperate quickly, but keep painting masterpeices!!!

09-26-2006, 03:34 AM
Great work Lulu .......... you know when I'm sick I don't even feel like a quickie:D

That must be the stamina of a woman, A man can't do two things at once, and being sick ............ well you just have to put all your efforts into it:wink2:

The colours are great and the movement from photo to painting is masterly.

09-26-2006, 03:50 AM
Robert lol

Brian, thank you.

Thanks for coming over to peek Kat!

Kev, you know it's all the juggling that does it LOL:evil:
Thank you too!

09-26-2006, 05:06 AM
Love it, Lulu! So much warmth... and the blue touches are vibrant!


09-26-2006, 06:06 AM
What a joy to view!!!! Love your colours and those brushstrokes :clap: :clap: :clap: There is so much sunshine in this painting, faboooooooo

09-26-2006, 06:55 AM
This is so beautiful Lulu, and in such quick time. WOW, you are a great artist. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

09-26-2006, 07:30 AM
Lulu, just popping in again - I've just had another thought - Next year my hubby is prob working in Hamilton so we will be coming through Cambridge - would be a great chance to see your work in person!!! Good on you for organizing the last WC kiwi get together - It must of been fun!

09-26-2006, 07:32 AM
Thank you Olga, Jutta and Val!
No great artist Val, was a big experiment and I had to pluck up courage to go for it, but I figured it was only a little canvas and I could paint over it if it didn't work! nothing ventured nothing gained.

Oh Ruth, you popped in while I was typing. Would be GREAT to meet you, you will have to bring your work for a show and tell too! Will keep in touch.

09-26-2006, 08:31 AM
The use of colour is great in this- really vibrant but still balanced thanks to the blue accents complementing the overall orange/red feel


09-26-2006, 08:57 AM
Happy colors - you sure improved the photo 1,000 %!!

Love this work Lulu - hope you feel better soon

09-26-2006, 09:30 AM
I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this reference... Gorgeous colour!!! The composition is wonderful and it's going to make a terrific series!

I have a bad cold... The ONLY thing I've looked at is the back of my eyelids... You are remarkable... :D I hope you're feeling much better!

09-26-2006, 01:44 PM
sure is NOT drab now...Hope you feel better. This should make you smile.

09-26-2006, 02:33 PM
This is fabulous!!

09-26-2006, 05:05 PM
Golly girl. One of these days I'm going to come up there and watch you paint. You have such freedom of expression. How you can make a dull reference into a red hot vibrant scene is just amazing to me.

Hope you got your zing back today!!

PS I'll be meeting Ruth in November at the JC workshop in Wellington. Perhaps sometime we could ALL 3 get together somewhere for a little workshop of our own huh? What a hoot that could be!!! :clap: :thumbsup: :lol:

09-26-2006, 06:18 PM
Good morning and thank you Ryan, Amelia, Char (get well soon too!), Aggie, Tracey and last but not least the Amazing One!

Elaine, yup, zing on its way back:) I'd love to be doing the JC workshop with you and Ruth too! Hmmm, might be too much 'playing' if we had a workshop of our own :lol:

09-26-2006, 07:32 PM
I just love this. Mixed the paint on the canvas, no water? I might have to try this someday. Sounds scary, though.

09-27-2006, 10:50 AM
Lulu, this has got to be my favorite of all of your paintings!

You adorable Fauvist, you! :)


09-27-2006, 03:44 PM
Thanks Mary and Deb.
Mary, not scary at all!
Deb, you have always been an inspiration to me as far as using bright colours:)

09-30-2006, 11:18 PM
Hi Lulu - it's me again - This one is my favourtie - love those vibrant colours and done when you where sick and quick too......oh my gosh I am in awe of you, you are definetly extremely gifted, love Zoe