Saturday, July 12, 2014

Roslyn Cafe

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 8 inches -- $200 (framed) -- Click here to buy

Right after coming back from Bishop, CA, for a few weeks, I took Ned Muller's plein air painting workshop for two days in the central Washington. On the first day, we went to Roslyn. After a lecture and painting demo by Ned, we painted in the afternoon. This is my first painting. It was Sunday, and there was Farmer's Market on the other end of this street. The street was quite busy with people, and it was very hot that day. But I found a perfect spot on the sidewalk with solid shade and breeze. The yellow brick building on the right is the famous Roslyn Cafe. There were a quite few people eating there, including some on the sidewalk. I wanted to suggest those figures with abstract shapes of colors. The background of the restaurant was originally empty sky, and looked boring. So I put tall trees behind the building the building to add interest.

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