This is a plein air sketch I had done last spring- down at the boathouses.
The crew teams from all the local highschools were returning en masse when I took this photo:
I decided to use this composition as reference for a larger painting. I taught a 4-week workshop - "Large Composition " at the Main Line Art Center in March where I showed the group how I worked through each stage of the painting making changes along the way.
Here is the initial sketch...
and the final painting! 30" x 40" This will most likely be part of my October show at Artists' House Gallery