What attracted me to the scene was the curviness of the bright iron tables and chairs. The family of four, was encircled with all the lines. Also the dark red brick really set off the white furniture and dinner napkins on the laps of the diners. With this many shapes and colors, the painting should keep the viewer interested for more than a few seconds. At least that is the goal.
The truth is, I painted this from a reference photo taken from five floors up while I was on vacation. It was a wide angle shot that included a band that was playing, almost panoramic. This family was incidental to the photo, but I cropped it and zeroed in on this snippet. Also, I made up the whole first paragraph. I have no idea who these people are! :)