Couple at SpiderHouse Patio by the “Mannekin Pis”

They were sitting by the bathtub fountain

I painted this couple, enjoying a warm snap that we had – it was beautiful that day. They were seated at a table right by the “Mannekin Pis” (replica of the famous Belgian “Pissing Boy”). It was such a good composition, I could have painted several different versions, if I had more time.

5 Comments

  1. Posted February 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I had my class view your website today. I’ve been teaching my Technical Illustration class sketching techniques for the past two weeks. We are at gesture sketching right now. I was telling them about how I sketched people in restaurants using a small sketchbook and a fountain pen. I too enjoy watching people. I then told them something amazing, I told them about you sketching people in coffee houses in oil. The students were indeed amazed.
    What a website. I plan on showing it to my students every semester in hopes of inspiring them to sketch. I don’t teach oil, acrylic, or watercolor but having my students sketch using a good spiral sketchbook and a 314 pencil will make my heart soar like an eagle.

    • Posted February 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      Hi, Tony.
      I am so happy to know that you are out there. Perhaps we could meet up some time; I would love to talk with you, and pick your brain.
      Fountain pen! Oh, my – you must be good. Do you know about these two resources?: James Gurney’s blog, http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
      and the book, “Freehand Perspective” by Dora Miriam Norton?
      Let’s meet, seriously. I have two other friends that are really in to drawing.

      ~Lavanna

  2. Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    The focal point of each person tells a story in itself. Oh….if that little leaking guy could talk.

  3. earacceb
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I love how you have such a distinct pallet. Is this from coffee-house lighting, or is it your own personal filter?

  4. Posted February 6, 2010 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Fantastic with the fountain and all…


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