Monday, October 28, 2013

Johnny Rockets

When we were in Mexico this summer, we found this great hamburger place called,
Johnny Rockets. I loved the all white with the red stripes, red chairs and booths.  It was near closing time when Karla and I went in to get a hamburger and milk shake (Keri was sick in the room) and the people that worked there were discussing something and I caught their photo as we walked in. I considered putting something on the wall, but kept thinking I wanted it to be about them, not a clock or sign, etc.
This is painted on Strathmore 90lb watercolor paper with 2-3 layers of gesso for the texture, using watercolor.  I love painting this way, because of the lines in the paper, and being able to save back whites. It is half sheet size, so it will be large when framed.


CrimsonLeaves said...

There is something of a Normal Rockwell feel to this piece and it is wonderful!

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

I love the essence of the people you caught. And thank you for your process notes.

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Thank you Crimson! Wow what a compliment! He is one of my favorite artists!
Thank you Siggi! Most of the time I don't think about explaining.