Cafe du monde New Orleans

Cafe  du monde New Orleans

Hi Marilyn. Love your work. Your 'Try Your Hand At....Larmer Tee Musicians' was the first challenge that enthused me enough to submit a painting and seek feedback. I then discovered this website and they've had to put up with me ever since. You featured my painting in Paint magazine and I'm still chuffed about that. Your work often (but not always) involves vibrant colours. What made you choose to paint this scene in more subdued colours?

I do like your dry brush work Marilyn - something I must try more often - it has certainly helped in capturing this busy scene - great painting

Blue tones for blues music, great atmosphere!

Hi Paul Thank you for your comments. I still really enjoy vibrant colours. but sometimes you can get more impact by using a limited palette. So pleased the Larmer tree musicians inspired you to have a go. I must admit was really pleased with the response of the entries.

Lovely loose capturing of this great scene Marilyn

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Capturing the atmosphere of the famous cafe du Monde In New Orleans Christmas eve 2010

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Marilyn Allis

Popular TV artist and overall winner of 'Artist of the Year' in 1999, with the SAA. She has featured on 'Fraser & Friends', 'A Splash of Paint' and other teaching programs. She was also a contestant in channel 4's Water Colour Challenge series. Author of 3 books including the best seller…

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