November 10, 2011

Old Timer



6 x 6 oil

I took this picture at Calgary's Heritage Park last summer. I was at quite a distance from this fellow and was amazed at the quality of the photo that my Canon Rebel camera captured. I use a zoom lens; that way I get natural poses as the individuals don't know that they've been photographed. When I paint from these photos I paint their features very loosely so that the painting is just an interpretation.

2 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

I love your loose brush work. What a great 6x6.

Donna MacDonald said...

Thanks Bonnie - appreciate your comments.