Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Bell Town" Seattle city scene oil painting

My son Maury is going to school at the Art Institute of Seattle for game design. This little sidewalk cafe is in Belltown near AIS. When I am walking through the city ...or just about anywhere......I snap pictures with my pocket digital. I don't even look at what I'm taking till I get home and then go through and delete all the junk and keep anything that looks promising. I liked the perspective of the red umbrellas in this shot.

12x12 oil on canvas sold


9 comments:

Amanda said...

Love this one, great perspective and colour. What a great idea to gather inspiration, I carry my camera everywhere so might try it too.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love it :)

Don Gray said...

Fine work, Robin. Your paintings are always full of rich color and lively brushwork.

Dar Presto said...

Your instinct served you well. The choice to frame the perspective from under the umbrella so nicely puts me into the scene.

Delilah said...

Love the red umbrellas

Sheila said...

I do the same thing. I sometimes just point the camera out my car window when I'm driving [looking at the road of course and not where I'm shooting]. When I look at the shots at home it's like opening presents. Sometimes you get a pair of white socks or cheese cutter but I'm always hoping for a jackpot like you got with this image. Gorgeous!

Lisa McShane said...

I really like this one. You've really captured the light coming through the red umbrellas.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you everyone! I'm busy getting ready for "Arts in the Woods" the studio tour coming up....=]

Nagarajan said...

Very nice!