Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shopping for Vegetables and Breakfast at the Cricket Cafe, together



























These are what I believe are the completed paintings.

On Shopping for Vegetables, I did considerable re-painting since the last post and completely changed the light. (Thanks, Cafe Pasadena.)

On Breakfast at the Cricket Cafe, I worked mainly on the sign, the female figure and the truck.

13 comments:

  1. Great job. I love the texture and complexity and the contrast of moods: "Shopping" feels warm and convivial, while "Breakfast" feels distant.

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  2. I'm with Katherine. These are both beautiful, and yet they evoke such different feels and the colors are so wonderful. I think shopping for vegetables is my favorite.

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  3. Did you push the blues on Cricket Cafe?

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  4. Thanks, Katherine and Margaret.

    PA, apparently I did; I wasn't even conscious of that aspect until you made me look. The painting is actually close to the photo in color; this is in natural light this morning.

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  5. muy buena imagen , perfecta , natural

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  6. I especially love "Shopping for Vegetables." Nicely done, Jean!

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  7. Thanks, Juan Carlos, Elizabeth and a-b.

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  8. these have a surreal quality I love

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  9. And you have great range! I like them both for completely different reasons. Well done Jean.

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  10. This is like nite & day. Very good. Wish I could paint.

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  11. Wow - I love them both! I hope that some day, when I am way more experienced in oils, I'll be able to loosen up and paint expressively, as you do.

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  12. Thank you, all. With this stuff, it's largely time spent painting that's crucial, so I'd better get going with more paintings. I have two canvases--barely--started.

    Caseytoussaint, I've seen your work. I think it's beautifully expressive; looseness comes and goes for me, but I do love it best.

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