Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Lunch Ladies

"What's for Lunch"
20" x28"


While in Italy for an art workshop in Tuscany with my pal Joan, we visited Portovenere, a port town just south of the Cinque Terre area. I took a snapshop of two women considering a seaside restaurant menu in the warm noonday sun. At home I painted the scene on a full sheet of Yupo, a surface I don't use often. I do enjoy the results, a very painterly look. I really had to work at getting the paint onto the surface.

We've been busy all week teaching cycling and attending a cycling conference. Tomorrow, though, I get to see a Don Andrew's demo at the watercolor society. Can't wait!

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you would do that on Yupo! I tried it, but didn't like it -- your's is great! And, Don Andrews! Another one of my favorite artists. How lucky you are!

Barbra joan said...

Mary, Your so brave, I've yet to try that Yupo, haven't tried Italy yet either,! but yours is as colorful as Italy, and so large. Good for you!!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mary, Sounds like you have an exciting week coming up. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about Don Andrews.

I like the drawing you did with this wonderful, colorful painting. Very nice!

Dave King said...

Impressive blog and a great sensitivity about the work.

Mary Paquet said...

Blog friends, thanks so much for all your supportive comments. I will let you know soon about the Don Andrew's demo I get to see this afernoon.