You and Me
11 inches x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6cm)
Soft pastel with acrylic underpaint.
The setting of this painting is Alghero, a town in Sardinia, Italy. It is a beautiful medieval city encircled by ancient walls and well known by its old churches, sunshine and beaches. With its historic background and many wonderful restaurants and bars offering Italian gourmets. Alghero draws thousands of tourists each year. I am always fascinated by medieval buildings and quickly captured by the great wall stands in the middle of this picture.
But in this summer night, under the perfectly clear sky and the magnificent structure, the restaurant is quiet and empty at the late hour. The flickering candle light on the tables is so bright to enlighten the darkness. In this romantic ambiance, I added a couple to justify the beautiful setting and candle light. Imagine the couple has endless conversation and be lost in their world.
The color for the structure and the lighting makes the painting very warm, which is just perfect for the two-people’s world. To make the couple stands out and the whole painting more balanced, I chose blue, a cold color, for the only patrons to add a contrast.
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