Watercolour on Paper
34cm x 52cm (13.5" x 20.5")
I must have broken some law that prohibits you from painting pubs you haven’t drunk in.
This is Murhpy’s Law - an Irish pub close to where Lori and Peter live in the Beaches area of Toronto.
Its prominent location, the colours of the signs and the Guinness clock really make it stand out.
It looked very inviting on a summer’s evening. The roof top area looked particularly appealing, but instead of popping in for a pint, we went to the Ribfest in Woodbine Park. I know we should have made the effort, but there is always next time.
It may not be obvious, but I tried a different approach with this painting. I wanted to test the theory that if the initial drawing and design is good, the painting does not have to be that detailed. I used bigger brushes than I normally use and tried hard not to correct or fiddle.