Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures - oil on panel - 8 x 12
This painting began as a demo in one of my classes.  Later I felt like working on it some more and bringing it to completion. I had a tricky time with the cobblestones, but eventually got a handle on them...I especially loved painting the cobblestones in the umbrella's shadow and enlivening them with a variety of colour.  I find shadows exciting when they contain reflected colour.  If this painting dries I will take it with me to the art show and sale in the Thousand Islands this weekend. 


  1. Such a peaceful painting. I'd love to be in that scene! I wish you a wonderful weekend, Sally :)

  2. That looks like Italy. It's a beautiful painting. I love what you said about shadows and reflected light.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

  3. A lovely scene with a gorgeous light and beautiful shadows, like Barbara said, looks like Italy.

  4. Hi Keith,
    thanks for your cheerful comment.

  5. Hi thanks Barbara, it could be just about anywhere in Italy or possibly France...those Europeans sure know how to enjoy simple pleasures

  6. thanks Jane, I appreciate your sweet comment.

  7. Love this one Sally! The light is glorious! Love your color choices! The yellow and blue awnings pop right off the canvas! Nice! Again the light is magnificent!
    Bravo buddy!


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