I am painting with my daughter, Claire. So we are working in acrylic paint. This medium is not familiar to me and I struggled with the texture of the paint and the fast drying times. You can see this in my strokes. I did like the brightness and clarity of the color!
I am planning on working small, 6x6, on simple objects to improve my color mixing and brushwork. These are both painted with a limited palette oh Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt blue and Cad yellow lemon or Cad yellow light.
The Kiosk Cafe is a favorite destination for us here in Budapest. This painting captures a lazy Sunday morning. The cafe is housed in a beautiful period building behind the Parish Church next to the Erszebet Hid.
I tried a new technique in this small painting, (5x7). It is done in watercolor with a value underpainting in yellow. This was finished for a friend in Budapest.
A watercolor scene of Szabadsag Ter. This is a park, a few blocks from our apartment, that I walk through quite often.
The building in the background is the Hungarian National Bank, built in 1905.
In October 2016 we moved to Budapest. I have been surrounded by beautiful buildings and lovely parks. This watercolor is titled "View of Parliament from the balcony; morning light" and it is the first in a series of cityscapes that I will be painting here.
Patricia Davenport is a portrait artist in Ann Arbor, Michigan