Reviewing some of my resources to develop a composition I found some photos that presented some interesting figures and personality that showed through postures.
I started with a canvas that had some interesting underpainting for show through color possibility when I developed my figures. My main focus was on a couple sitting on the bench in deep conversation. I wanted to make the figures identifiable as people but to abstract some of the specifics of the individuals.
This was a painting that also needed more than "just the couple" to make the scene work for for the completed piece. I developed numerous figures that were added but without distracting the main
subjects of the piece of art.
I enjoyed developing a subject that was purely for enjoyment of painting and playing with creativity
with little direct reference to a specific photograph. Have you tried some techniques just for fun.
I would love to hear about some of your "fun & creative " art.