Restaurant

A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with my Aura and Calvin at a Restaurant where there was a corner with a beautiful yellow glow.  Here is how I have tried to recreate this in watercolour:

 

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This is watercolour on 300gm Arches Hot Pressed and is 560x380mm.

Here is the painting process.

First the initial attempt to get the colours and values about right:

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Then I started with a more detailed drawing, taking account of the characters in the photos I had taken.

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Here is the first wash.  I put Alizarin Crimson under the places where I was going to put cooler darks so that there would be a warm glow below the cool.

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Here is the first detail.  Too tentative I fear.

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Darker washes in the background

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And here I put in the foreground darks.

Restaurant2-5D

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