Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fresca Grill, The Story Begins

Last night I went to an amazing new restaurant in New Bedford on Rivet Street called Fresca Grill. I wanted to paint the inside of the gorgeous old brick building and Victor Vieira, the owner, was great to allow me to bring in a crew of models for my daily blogs! The atmosphere and the incredble food had me staying much longer than I intended. The sea bass on a foundation of truffled polenta with avocados and grilled tomatoes had me transported out of my everyday existence. This sounds dramatic but that is the essence of the Fresca Grill. Do yourself a favor and check this place out!

Looking through my material from that night, I found it read like a scrambled drama. I have decided to try to tell this mini drama through my daily paintings so stay tuned and read the titles to follow the story! Special thanks to Tasha who not only waited on us but is tonight's model and to Victor who so gracously let me use his beautiful restaurant as the setting!

Oil on Panel / 5.9” x 5.9” / 15cm x 15cm

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  1. Lovely light. You paint in such a loving way,
    making the moment extend. This reminds me
    of the light in a Georges de La Tour painting.

    So great. I can't wait to see the others.

    Take care,


  2. Barbara, thank you! I had to look up Georges de La Tour to see his work. You are too kind. This was the first work that I have ever tried to do with candle light. Talk about stumbleing in the dark! I learned a lot from this cadmium yellow is useless for portraying light in this work...Windsor Yellow did the job!

    All the Best to you!

  3. So warm and inviting. It makes me look forward to going there with you next week even more than before!