Using photos for painting

watercolours from photos

I often take photos on my phone while travelling intending to do a painting from it later. As an example here is a photo of a scene in a local town on market day and beside it my painting.

It was market day and the stalls with their canopies as well as the beautiful building housing Gails Cafe attracted me . So the canopies in sunlight against the building and trees in shadow was my subject.

Alan and I sat outside another coffee shop just opposite and did our paintings in comfort.