While driving Highway 101 through
last summer, Oregon
DH and I happened upon a Farmer’s Market in
. The produce was lush, the aroma from the food enticing and the crafts were first-rate. Coos Bay, Oregon
A group of young men were entertaining the crowd with their music.
They looked a little road-weary and maybe hungry.
Their tunes were enjoyable and they were collecting a fair amount of cash in their open guitar case.
Using my photos for reference I put together a sketch for a watercolor painting.
I transferred the sketch to watercolor paper and dropped in some neutral colors for a background.
On my first try I made things pretty muddy and dark so with this attempt I built up the values a little at a time.
The guys would probably not appreciate my cleaning them up and changing out their gray hoodies but I think this look goes better with their music.
This and many more of my paintings are for sale at Watercolors by Leenie.
Click here for a really rough video I shot with my cell phone.