It was daytime and I passed this coffeeshop in Rotterdam where a man was sitting outside with a sigaret and a drink. You could see vaguely inside the shop. Add the guys plastic bag, the flowers and bicycle and I saw all the ingredients I would love to paint in 1 painting.
This is my favorite place to go and so close to home! I made this painting for friends who work there. They always move very fast so I had a couple of nights where I shot many secret pictures, they were all blurry :) A little memory helped me out to make this painting.
I made this painting inspired by the 'complimentary challenge' on dpw. The purples against the yellows of the fire made it really stand out. Also a bit of blue against orange and a dash of green against the red. Why stick with one set of complimentaries, right? Happy it didn't turn out like a palette of colors. Strange that I hardly used any umber, which I normally use abundantly in my darks. Fun challenge!