Friday, June 12, 2009

A Watercolor Landscape with Figures

"Discovery", watercolor 17 x 20"

This is a little different approach for me. Usually my focus is on the figure(s), with the background being secondary. What inspired me about this image was not only the boy in the photo, but the landscape of the buildings and the way they were pieced together.

I was in a tourist shopping area in Jamaica, where everything was manicured and picture perfect, kind of like a Jamaican version of Disney. I decided to duck behind some of the buildings and this is what I discovered.


Manon Doyle said...

Hi Peggi,
The colors are quite spectacular. This painting really gives you that feeling of being in Jamaica! Lovely piece!
Have a great weekend!

jeannette stgermain said...

Beautiful how you worked with the sun and the shade! You know your values well:)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I agree, always worth popping down alleyways for something different to photo/sketch. Great result with delightful colour choice. Like the way one of the seated figures is peering round to see what the little boy is up to.

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful piece, Peggi. The composition is so well done...really draws you in to the painting.

redchair said...

Beautifully done Peggi. Extraodinary to realize people live in those little shanties.

Gorgeous painting.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

This piece just draws you in. The use of color, the composition. Wonderful work!

Peggi Habets said...

Much thanks!! I enjoyed working on this piece; I could still feel the sun and remember the distinct smells.

gianlucio said...

Worse Hello, beautiful watercolor.