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09-19-2007, 04:31 PM
This is one of those little paintings that I've had trouble getting to in order to finish. I think I am finally nearly there. We'll see how the photo works.



09-19-2007, 05:14 PM
I love the pose, the sunny atomosphere, and the perspective with the cup. Lovely, soft watercolor feel. I also like how the vertical lines frame her. Wonderful title.

09-19-2007, 05:47 PM
A good cozy feeling. I like it. Jan

09-19-2007, 06:17 PM
Very nicely done, Gayle. I love the feel of light across her face. :)

09-19-2007, 07:54 PM
Thanks very much Linda, Jan & Ann. I appreciate your looking and your comments. It's pretty soft and a lot of detail doesn't translate well in this photo. I used do nothing but watercolors. This is on Arches 140# cold press.
I also forgot to say it is 10 X 14.

09-19-2007, 07:54 PM
Galye, I really like this!! Fantastic composition and well painted!

09-19-2007, 09:55 PM
this is great Gayle - you've done a superb job in capturing her expression - the mood is fab!

09-19-2007, 10:23 PM
Great job! Such a nice relaxed feeling.

chammi kaiser
09-20-2007, 05:16 AM
Gayle. This is excellent. I love the whimsical expression you have captured. The light across her face is so well painted. Also like the strong vertical lines against the softness of the figure. Well done.

09-20-2007, 05:59 AM
The title reminds me of my very good friend Ellie:) Great painting.

09-20-2007, 07:44 AM
I agree the Lillian, it's the composition I like best about this fantastic painting. Tells such a nice story. Well done Gayle, well done.

09-20-2007, 09:55 AM
Lillian - Thanks very much. I eliminated some of the business in the background of my reference to focus on her.

Ruth - it was one of those early morning lazy sort of feels. Thanks for your comments.

Gail - Yes, what's more relaxing than coffee on the patio?

Chammi - That light on her face was what really captured my attention in the photo. That and the cup.

Lulu - I'm glad I made you think of your friend!

Celeste - I'm glad you like it. I think without the coffee cup it wouldn';t be nearly as nice.

09-20-2007, 12:28 PM
Really good work.

09-20-2007, 02:05 PM
Thnaks Lavender - It was good to do something other than a floral :)

09-20-2007, 06:28 PM
Gayle this is wonderful. You have such a lot of talent.

09-20-2007, 09:45 PM
Sue thanks so much! That's a real compliment!