Jul 28, 2007

The Cloister


I haven't broken out my watercolors in a long time. The colored pencils are so addictive for me. There is a nice little outdoor restaurant near me on 9th street. It's called the Cloister. I sat and drew this little still life. It's a secretive joint, a bit tucked away. I was drawing just outside the gates to enter. People would stop to see what I was doing and then notice the restaurant. I felt like I was driving traffic into the place. Everyone would say the same thing, "I never noticed this place before." that is until sketchboy sat out front, facing into the garden.

16 comments:

Fika said...

Very pretty!

They should pay you for bringing in customers :)

Tommy Kane said...

No. I'm just being a good neighbor.

Gabrielle said...

I like what you've done with the wall, the bricks, some outlined with ink, others not, give the effect that it's a really old wall, perhaps patched with slightly mismatched bricks, or some areas have been re pointed throughout the years, or the surface is irregular and casting shadows.

(You really made me think about that wall!)

Oh, and I have a sugar dispenser like that in my kitchen, I thought they were so sophisticated when I was a kid, but they're pure hell in this humidity :(

LitPark said...

God, I love that.

Tommy Kane said...

Not one of my favorite drawings but I'm glad people like it.

Ana Banana said...

Beautiful watercolor, Tommy! I love this...it has a children's book, illustration quality about it...charming!

Jeannette said...

your stuff always makes me want to get off my computer and draw.

maybe one day i will.

Maria said...

Great work. I hope I could draw like you. Sketching truly is an art and you are a master in it.
Thanks for visiting my blog. You made my day! (I mean it)

Tommy Kane said...

I'm glad banana is back.

CrumpledPaperbirds said...
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CrumpledPaperbirds said...

Love the shadows on the wall and the spots of flowers!!!

jen said...

hehe sketchboy! i really love the colours you've used, and the way you've done the bricks. beautiful technique!

Lucy said...

Love the painting--I never think to use pen/marker with my water colors, not sure why I don't but this picture inspires me to try something new :)

imwithsully said...

This is amazing! Do you take your colored pencils and watercolors to the restaurant too?

martha said...

I really like this one - the color sings!

Tommy Kane said...

I take my watercolors everywhere.