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Denver Watercolor Class Teacher Dennis Pendleton

High Tea Watercolor Painting

High Tea Watercolor Painting by Dennis Pendleton

Every afternoon in downtown Denver the Brown Palace Hotel serves high tea and it is a favorite of locals and visitors alike who enjoy whiling away an hour or two with tea and decadent deserts. I have heard that coconut tea and scones are a favorite combination. A master pianist playing a grand piano adds to the ambiance and everyone dresses up for this special occasion. The antique furniture and big cut glass lamps make for interesting subject matter and I was glad the busboy had not cleared the dishes off the table in the foreground. The people were engrossed in conversation and, because I wasn’t using a flash, didn’t seem to notice I was taking pictures. In a case like this, I always check with someone in charge, explain that I am an artist, and get permission before taking photo’s. With this much wonderful subject matter, I find it difficult to settle on what to paint so I remind myself that I can come back again and again and do as many different paintings as I like.


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