You can see from the photos that I was standing a good bit away from them which actually helped me just focus on the shapes and shadows and not get caught up in any detail. The guy sitting on the bucket never moved...maybe he was asleep! The other man did walk around a little while I was painting but thankfully went back to his favorite pose. I was able to capture their basic shapes quickly in several strokes and then go back in and refine them. I added the simple background after I was finished with the figures. What fun!
"waiting on a bite"
8" x 6" oil on panel - plein air study
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