Thursday, February 10, 2011

Workshop - Day 2

Naples cafe

Yesterday the class went downtown and painted street scenes.  It was a warm sunny day with many passers-by.  Peter did his demo, and then we went to work.  It is just so good to be in the open air again, with the sun on my face.  And it just wouldn't be right to go home to St. Louis without a tan!

Study this painting for its compositional elements. The focal point is the fountain, which is slightly off center, and the people sitting at the tables, enjoying lunch.  The repetition of triangles is also a feature.  The oblique shadows point to the focal point.

After I was finished, I walked down the street to a little tapas bar and restaurant and had a sangria underneath the shade of an umbrella.  A very peace-filled day.

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