Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"El Rancho", 12x16 oil / acrylic on canvas, by Stevie Denny

This painting is based on the courtyard of a local restaurant in Mesa called Rancho de Tia Rosa.  It's a beautiful building, and the food is wonderful.  I took some photos when I was there recently, and I borrowed some of that architecture for this painting.  If you've been to Tia Rosa you may recognize it, although it doesn't have any blue doors, and I left out the tables in the courtyard.  They also have many more flowers and trinkets than I put in the painting.  It's a great place to take out-of-town visitors.


Bev Koldon said...

I love this one. Love the contrast of color, and depth.

Michele said...

I love it!
Bev says it all. I like the blue doors. Brings back some good memories!