Bull Valley Inn - Port Costa
I was going to just focus on the sign and the windows near it, then this guy sat down on the bench and I stretched out the composition to include him. This is the first time in 2 years that I included a person in my plein air painting. I came away feeling that I had made it more complicated than I wanted to. I also had to crop it a little since I tend to make the vertical lines lean to the left when I am drawing. I did it again. I have been playing around with some new brushes and so some of the brushwork is uncertain as I try different things. I used a 2" angled flat brush for the underpainting of cobalt & Ultramarine blue on the left background and perm. orange for the building in sun. I left the white for the sign and the guy's hair white.