A great source for figure studies on holiday are people reading, quick pencil sketches can be undertaken with the knowledge they won't be moving too much as they are engrossed in their novel or newspaper. I always take lots of photos as well not just for the color reference but also for the detail.
Another painting in my 'google' street view series, a balloon seller on a sunny day in Mexico. To see a step-by-step demo of how I painted this, visit www.facebook/Graham Berry studio and look in the Methods and materials album.
painting, "Reflection", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's
favorite 15% of the entries) in the February 2014 BoldBrush Painting
competition. This honor means that I might be featured in http://informedcollector.com/ in the coming months.
This is the first painting from material
gathered from our trip to Tenerife, I'm having to juggle a few jobs
because I've got quite a lot of illustration work on at the moment. A man and his dog stop for a look into the sea at the harbors edge, lovely early morning light.