Mid-Day on Main
I couldn't wait to post this. I have been hanging on to the photo that inspired this painting for about 10 years now. I have been too chicken to paint it. Finally, in Pat Kochran's class (I am taking a finding your own style class), one of the themes was a city scape with watercolor and acryllic. I narrowed it down to 5 photos. By taking a class, it makes my process more pronounced. It made me articulate out loud why I liked this photo and what was my goal (plan) for my painting. I wanted to capture the essence of the hustle and bustle of this main street in Holland Park, London. The crowd walking, people enjoying lunch, someone waiting for the bus, the cars moving along on the street is so energizing to me. I just love that city vibe. I am always drawn to umbrellas and awnings, which were in this photo, too. I am pleased with the outcome. Please don't take this as being conceited. If you follow my blog, you know that I rarely toot my own horn. But, in this case, since I was so intimidated (for 10 years) to paint it, I made a plan, took the baby steps and luckily, it worked to my satisfaction.
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