Friday, March 23, 2012


 Truth is this girl was not as sad as I made her look in this drawing...well, I don't really know that as I did not speak to her, but I'm pretty sure I recall her smiling. I do like, however, that the sun on the map picture on the wall is looking AT her! A bit concerned don't you think?

The couple in the background are really sitting at two separate tables, one beside the other. Oh and his bottle is not really bent.

Feeling very honest today!
There really are green walls there at Jalisco's. Not sure they are quite this bright green but they ARE GREEN!
And the table cloths are bright red under clear plastic. At least right now. They change the under cloths from time to time (holidays have patterns) but the red ones are easiest to paint. And that painting on the wall actually has people in it. It's not a blank yellow wall hanging.

Like I said, I just wanted to be honest and forth right with you today. Not that I am not usually, I am!

Happy Paint Party Friday (you can join it via the icon on my side bar if interested)
And you can visit lots of other neat artists!

We are supposed to be getting a lot of rain this weekend.
Might make for a nice indoors time.
What are your plans and what's it like where you are?


  1. You do these sketch/ paintings so well, its like a story being told, so many scenarios are possible, what are they doing , who are they, where are they,
    it has been unseasonably warm here, record high temps all week and today it will start to become more northern Ontario spring like temps, with wind and some rain, I'll be indoors too!

  2. Truth be told.. These are both great drawings. :) Laurie is right.. you do tell stories without trying. It can be anyone anywhere.

  3. Who cares what the original really looked like? I think your sketches a fabulous!

  4. Loving your observation illustrations. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  5. Love your illustrations. Like the stories behind them as well. Today it's a great day, the sun is out. We are expecting rain and it's needed here in Modesto, CA. I have Seth's new book. I really like it. Happy PPF!

  6. Someday I am going to walk into that restaurant and recognize all these people. Neat illo.
    Good to see you joining PPF. I haven't done them for awhile so I feel like I am back home at these paint parties.


  7. Very nice people paintings, Lynn!!! Love all your honesty!!! Hehehe. Hey...just to tell you...the weather here is perfect in sunny (right now), breezy, south Florida! Going to a huge church garage sale in the morning from 8-9a, and then anything is up for grabs! Sunday we may go eat crab at the chinese buffet! Artsy-wise...I hope to do something...anything. I just got my art-craft area cleaned out and organized...a major task for me. I will see if I can just take out a pen and draw...I always want to, but time is never there...
    Oh well.
    xoxo- Julie

  8. I am impressed with the painting and your honesty... I change and alter things all the time and call it artistic editing... we all do it and it makes the world a prettier place i think...xx

  9. Delicious watercolors, I love how you captured this moment in the restaurant. Greetings.

  10. nice stories with your painting. we can never paint or tell the entirety of what is, can we?

  11. Love your cool and loose style and enjoyed your honest post! :))

  12. These are great, you clearly have a gift for focusing on capturing the essence of a scene.

  13. Wow, these are fabulous! I wish I could draw this free, wonderful work! Deb

  14. I think this is such a good practice you are doing!
    Hope you didn't get too much rain. Here we had the most wonderful Spring weather! Come home Friday and just slept after my adventure with the girls in NYC. Yesterday I worked in the garden all day. Today I worked on a mandala and slept in the afternoon. The weather will be gorgeous all week :)
    I am having my winter holiday, yeah !!! And it is Spring.
    Have a nice Sunday dear♥

  15. Love that you are drawing out in public is great practice and you are really learning about space and depth. Great work!


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