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.

3 comments:

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.
Peace
Siggi

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.