Painting at the Spider House

I painted this while sitting on the decked section of the patio at Spider House Coffee.  I decided to paint at this spot because of the old gliders and the metal-worked lanterns.  Also, it has a nice living room feel which gives the painting a connectedness that you would lose if you were painting people sitting at different tables.

As I have spoken about before, I never know how long people or their dogs will stay.  Unfortunately, the dog left before I could do her justice.

Please let me know if you want me to just show my paintings and talk about the art journaling behind each painting; AND/OR also talk about painting technique.  If you don’t let me know, I could be boring you!~Lavanna Martin

The patio of Spider House Coffee on Fruth Street in Austin

The patio of Spider House Coffee on Fruth Street in Austin

6 Comments

  1. michellesolange
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I like this. You do capture the living essence of a place, of a space, very well. I find myself wanting to experience this little world for real 🙂

  2. Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    I love the fan. I know it’s about the people but I love the fan.

  3. Posted October 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Michelle.

    Thank you for that comment. I was wondering if I should include photographs of what I am painting. That kinds of spoils it, doesn’t it?

    Spider House is very unique and worth the visit.

    ~Lavanna

  4. Posted October 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Owen.

    Yeah, I kinda focused on it a bit much…:).

    ~Lavanna

  5. michellesolange
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Oh, no… please don’t supply photographs. I LOVE the descriptions and the paintings. You’re absolutely correct, it would spoil it, at least for me anyways. I am guilty of not wanting to critique things. I like to let what people have done affect me they way *they* would present it. I find with a photo I would want to study it rather than simply appreciate it for the illusion and effect. Yup. 🙂

  6. Posted October 21, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Michelle.

    Thank you for your comments and answering my question regarding photography. Hope you are writing.

    Thank you,

    ~Lavanna Martin
    (sorry for the delay in responding – I got behind – under the weather).


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