I've started a new painting and thought I'd share my WIP. I photographed this image at Heritage Park in Calgary last summer - the gentleman looked very authentic. This is the block in stage where I'm just blocking in the values and gesture of the pose. I'm not too worried about total accuracy at this point just getting a feel for the figures. I'm hoping to keep a loose painterly style to the painting and anticipate perhaps painting it a few times to get the effect I want. I'll post my progress tomorrow.
On a side note we are finally getting some Summer weather in the west :)