Sunday, March 20, 2016


                                    Al Fresco  | Pastel | 6x6

Dining out is meant to be enjoyable. Dining out 'al fresco' - in the open air - is even more conducive to a lovely repast.  What drew me to paint this is its inviting scene of conviviality, commanderie, and, as the German's say, gem├╝tlichkeit - that magical state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer.

Painters notes: I grided this scene out on my Wallis Warm paper, paying a lot of attention to the drawing before attempting any colorations. The perspective of what lies in front of what and getting the eye to travel through the space to the back was the challenge.