Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blues Hall, Memphis


I like night scenes, especially -of course- when depicted in watercolor. For me at least, they are a little bit more challenging to paint than daylight scenes. Once in a while I overcome my fear and go for it. I know...the trumpet player looks like he only has one arm, but that's the way he looked...he had his right hand in his pocket...don't blame me.
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Watercolor, 20 x 16"

6 comments:

  1. It appears that you were up for the challenge of painting a night time scene (I don't believe I've ever done that.) I especially like the warm light and the way it baths the figures.

    Rust appears to be quite the family friend. Neat pen and ink rendering!

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  2. The Southern Jewel11:48 AM

    The city of Memphis at night seems to be a party place. The Blues must be heard for miles. Great interpretation of the Blues.

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  3. Nice job on this night scene. Your figures are fine because they certainly fit the scene--the trumpet player looks fine--even if you called everyones attention to him. Frame this gem and you should sell this at your next exhibit.

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  4. Thank you Southern Jewel and Terry.
    This painting was donated and sold at a local charity auction.

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  5. I love the colors you used in this, they are so vibrant and fun and reflect the downtown Memphis atmosphere. I am so excited to come back this May and here those good ol' Memphis Blues!

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  6. Great painting, the colors are great too...

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