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Park bench sitters

Painting the men on the park bench was a challenge. The hats and body positions gave me fits. It all came together. Now I have two park paintings, I would like to do a series of them. Of course, that means I need to get out and take photos and do sketches.  Enough blather, here are the two paintings.
Conversations in a park.006

Three Men, Two Benches 006

Details from Three Men, Two Benches008007
You can see the painting on my easel, in my post Artist at Work, the man in the gray hat changed quite a bit from when I started painting him.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Barb, sounds like me and quilting. I like the idea of quilting, but never get any further than buying the fabric and maybe starting to cut out some of the pieces.


  2. Not me! I can barely draw stick men and the only things I’ve ever painted are walls and fences. I think a person has to have some degree of talent that just needs to be nurtured. I have no talent. Trust me, I’ve searched for it. If I have any, it’s staying hidden way down deep…lol. I think I’ll stick to sewing and crocheting.

  3. Barb, so get out that paintbrush and join us!

  4. Wow. Between you and Brenda, I have serious art envy.

  5. Brenda,I am going to take some more photos after carnaval. I have never really gone out looking for things to photograph in order to paint them. Maybe I will go to the Parque Centenario which houses the zoo.


  6. I really love these. Your men look just like the guys that sit in the plaza here every morning.
    Lovely, I can’t wait to see more in the series.

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