Now that I've some basic skills under my belt, I'm looking to expand the complexity of my work. Right now, I'm kicking around an idea for a narrative painting series - this piece is sort of a test run at it.
I shot the source material a couple years back. The image/scene is from a community theatre production of Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons"
As you can see I've done some digital editing of the original to improve the composition.
At this stage, I'm focusing on getting the first pass of the basic values roughed in and establishing the forms.
My mahl isn't quite large enough to reach the rail above painting so it has smudged the upper right some.