I'm not done with my painting and I don't want to rush the end. Friday they will have a new subject so this is my only chance to upload it.
I have an antique photo of a boy fishing. We think the boy is my husbands grandfather so that would put the area in NY state. the photo is a 12 x 14? I'm guessing. My painting is 16 x 20 inches. I don't have the darks and lights all the way in near the boy and I have some red dots that I attempted to make look like flowers but they don't and have to come out. I still have to do a lot of work on the foreground rocks, the boy's sleeves and I haven't even put in the fishing pole! Oh, well. Now I'll take my time and finish it. A week isn't long enough for me, ha. Below is the photo of the boy (about 1900s) and my painting. I didn't make the painting exactly like the picture, I took liberties. I'm going to try for a dappled sunlight effect on the boy and surrounding dirt with some light reflections on his face from below. I have started the fishing pole over his hand in his lap. I'm not sure how I'll do the pole yet. The face isn't even completed but I'm getting there.
Click to enlarge and see details. I'm not done yet!
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
16 by 20 inches.