Well I dug through some old photo's of the kids fishing back about ten years ago and decided to put them in the painting. It adds a nice element with the figures and their fishing rods. I'll show it at the crit session tomorrow night and make a few final changes on it Friday. This painting I'll take to the show.
After talking with Jim Peterson the owner he felt I needed a few more European works, so I got busy and blocked in a few
He found a few extra frames at the gallery, one being a 30x20 inch. So I started this painting of Brugge, Belgium. Its always been a favorite angle for me and is a well known spot by this famous hotel. Here they load up the boats for the tour down through the canals.
This 24x18 I'm still working on. the town in Banon, Provence; and I picked it because of the warm light on the stone walls. the old staircase adds a nice lead-in to the sunlight cafe at the top. Now it still needs more work which I will do tomorrow. The figure needs to be defined more, another words more color added so she pops at the top of the stairs. I'll add some red flowers to the left side to balance the painting off as well.