So this is what is on the easel today - in progress. I took several pictures last year at the Farmer's Market for some material. I really liked some of the poses and people I captured, so I am doing a slightly larger painting from one of the photos.
I am not really sure what the protocol is for painting random people who happen to wander into your photo. I wasn't trying for an exact likeness of this guy, I just wanted the feeling - casual, enjoying the day, smiling to himself. I notice there are lots of painters, like Karin Jurick, who paint great pictures of random people in art galleries, on beaches or on the street, so can't see any issues. I could always give him a shave or add a hat if so! HA!
|14 x 18 oil on canvas|