Sunday, April 12, 2009

At the Mall

It has been a kick to paint this. It is watercolor on gessoed unstretched canvas. I wanted to practice figures and thanks to Ruth who supplied the photo for the April 2HC at Painting Friends, she gave me the perfect opportunity to play. There is more to the painting but I like it better cropped. I bet you have never seen such wonky umbrellas or perspective *grinning*.


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

lol, you are evil about the umbrellas.

I didn't thought it was on gesso until I read your comment, it does look nice, all the variations of colors and the really dark blue of the figure in the center that puts your eye back in place to start playing around again with all those surrounding colors.

Dean H. said...

Love this painting! the colors and composition give it a happy carnival atmosphere.
Re previous post: Great floral photos. I, too, especially like the first. The flowers plus the shadowed background lend it a spiritual quality.
Belated happy Easter!

L.Holm said...

This is so fun! I love working with watercolor on gessoed or plate bristol surfaces. Great effects. Beautiful atmosphere and color here, Ann.

Ann Buckner said...


Thank you all so much for your time and comments. Loved the photo Ruth supplie and had fun moving paint around. :)

laura said...

Oh, this is just great--the movement of reds (with the gorgeous spots of turquoise--you excel at this color combination!) winding through is breathtaking; and it was brilliant to mousy grays (to use Jeanne Dobie's term) in the background! Very well planned and executed.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you so much Laura. :)