Even though I/we have lived in the US for more than 20 years, we still like to do this on our days off. For me it's a calming thing. After this ritual, I know that certain things will still be constant, the world is not coming to an end - not today at least! Everything (well, almost everything) is going to be okay!
Window Reflections, 7 x 9 inch, Watercolor, St.Germain
The focus of this little scribble/doodle in watercolor is not the shop perse, but what is reflected by the windows. This is where I started after the sketch. A combination of two shots I took of what the windows reflect. Since this watercolor is also 7 x 9 inch,the reflections were a painstaking job without much room for error, but it was worth it!
The next phase was painting the table, chair and book cases inside. Then ventured over to the outside wall of the building and the greenery nearby. I painted some shadow on the ground, so that it doesn't look like the shop is floating in the air:)
Last but not least the light blue frames of the windows and the eaves. I really like this angle of the shop, because it shows that these eaves are contributing to the beauty of this building style.
Do you have a favorite coffee or tea shop, or is it all the same to you?