Thursday, July 21, 2011

Corner Cafe



It's always challenging to make sense out of a crowd scene from a painting standpoint. All those little faces and figures, all that architecture. I chose this scene for exactly that reason, aiming to keep the lively quality but not get too caught up in small details. Waiter - another martini please!

Corner Cafe
Oil on Panel 5x7"

5 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

Fantastic!!!

Kathy said...

Nice Patti!!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful, I like the play of the red and blue in the background the repeated in the details with stronger hues.

Tonya Bates said...

REally excellent, Patti! I love the composition. Love how your eye fills in the detail. But you got so much into it in such a small space. Very very sweet.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Tonya! You must remember this little piece from the workshop, ah the good old days when the paint was flowing. Been teaching a lot, not painting too much tho other than quickie demos. I'm excited to get back into the studio now that my hubby made me a still life lighting box on a tripod! can't wait to do some eye-level paintings and dramatic angles! hope your well and enjoying the summer