Lil' Joes BBQ

"Lil' Joe's BBQ" 
11" x 14"

This is a plein air painting of a typical Bar-B-Que joint here in Texas. I found this one on an 
antiquing trip to Round Top, TX with my wife who is always kind enough not to complain when 
I pull the car over for a couple of hours. When I'm driving my head is on a constant swivel and 
I'm painting inside my mind at every turn. Sad to say, I finished this before Lil Joe's opened up 
and I didn't get to sample their food.

The red & white checkered table cloth caught my eye, but the fun part of this painting was
all of the details within the shadow side of the entrance. I wanted less detail within this area, but it still needed to read as the objects they are, window air-condition, Pepsi machine etc. 

I'm happy to say this painting and three others found a new home during the Plein Air Southwest Salon