Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Saturday mornings

Plant Sellers at the Farmers' Market
watercolor on cold pressed paper
10.5 x 13.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Saturday mornings in the summertime, we enjoy stopping at our local Farmers' Market. And it's always sure to be a lively place. Not quite as much in the way of produce this early in the season, but the plants and flowers are a riot of color. I snapped a few photos last Saturday, and decided to try painting this one in watercolor. It's a different sort of image for me, for sure, but I enjoyed the challenge. When I was laying out my drawing I had the happy accident of discovering not just the two figures holding the flowers, but that there are actually four figures in this scene. Can you find the other two? I'll give you a hint. "I see a little silhouetto of a man, scaramouch, scaramouch, will you do the fandango..." kept running through my head while I was working on this. Here's the entire song, just in case it's not already stuck in your head too.

8 comments:

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Ann, this is such a summer yummy! Beautifully captured! Now there are two of us singing this song!

Polly Birchall said...

Lovely painting. Started humming the song already!

Teresa Mallen said...

Such a fabulous composition, from the gorgeous truck in the background to the slant of the lovely blue tent top. The energy and life captured in the colours and shapes of the flowers looks challenging to me! A delightful scene beautifully captured.

bleeni said...

Beautiful! I see the sun's glow in all these lovely plants & flowers!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a proliferation of posies! How beautiful! This is a wonderful piece with little surprises every time your eyes move about in the piece!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - what a lovely scene. This certainly captures the essence of summer with all those gorgeous colors. Have a great day.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lots of gorgeous colour :D

Diana said...

love it, colors are great, makes me happy.love,Diana

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