Fishermen 12" x 10" o/p
Yesterday was a 'stay at home' kind of painting day. When trying to find a subject from my reference photos, I decided to try something out of the normal for me today. This reference photo was taken from a earlier paint out this past summer at the "floating bridge". I usually paint landscapes sans people.
Also out of the normal for me is that I usually do not paint in the portrait or 'vertical' position.
I used one of my landscape panels for this "people" painting, and no changes were made to its' preparation to accommodate the subject matter.
In this instance, my "attack" plan was the same as it would have been for a landscape painting. (as in the previous painting) I think that this method saved me from having to deal with the details before the composition and attitude of the figures were finalized. Those details, as few as they seemed, were saved until the end.
My palette for this painting was the same palette that I would have used had the painting been a landscape.
The final painting has an "illustrative look" to it in my humble opinion, but I do not think that is a bad thing.