Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Third Street

12" x 9"
oil on canvas panel

Wilmington NC is a very dog-friendly city. This lovely girl waited patiently outside the cafe for her human to pick up coffee, but that didn't stop her from occasionally sticking her nose in the door to check on things.

This was painted for the Street View challenge on DPW. It coincided nicely with the most recent Start I did. I've been wanting to paint this scene for a while, because I just love the dog and flag, but it wasn't quite clicking for me. Punching up the color and contrast made it a cheerier scene.

I'll be getting back to the Starts soon - recently I've been painting larger format stuff.


  1. I love this Marla. It is so charming and for me, evokes kinder, gentler days. A slow stroll on a weekend morning with your dog, coffee and a newspaper stuck under your arm.

  2. Thanks! Yes, that's exactly how that morning felt. If you haven't been to Wilmington, it's worth a trip. It has that small-town vibe at the same time it's a hip, happening college town. Lots to see and do.


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