Tuesday, June 10, 2008

French Hotel, Berkeley

This is my latest watercolor and is based on a photograph I recently took on a trip to Berkeley, Calif.  It is the French Hotel which is a small quaint  place close to the UC Campus.  I passed it every day on my way to school in the 1960's and never noticed it.  Painting forces one to see things one would overlook otherwise.  I used very little water for this piece in order to achieve the bright colors.  I am trying to learn the style of Charles Reid, one of my favorite contemporary painters.  I like it so I will probably focus on watercolor this summer.

11 comments:

Betty said...

Wonderfully colorful . . . fantastic!!

SCquiltaddict said...

this is really wonderful..love all the colors...GREAT job!

Deborah said...

Wow, I think I smell croissants! Very nice, I love the colors.

Brenda Y said...

You've captured a mood reminiscent to me of the old "coffee houses"--this is truly TERRIFIC!!

Mark Hill said...

Very Nice!!! I love this style of drawing/Painting. Nice colors, nice lines. Keep up the awesome work!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is great. The colour and light is very well done. Good job.

sisu said...

Nicely done! Love the colors, love the composition and love how you handled the paint. Great job!
I like your entire blog!

Karin

Anetka said...

great colours!
very refreshing.
can't wait to see more:)

Starr said...

Great Job! I am amazed with the details. The bricks, the type, the colors, I love it!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful watercolor - and I adore Charles Reid's style too - More!

Nina Johansson said...

Beautiful work!