Hi my Friends, I thought this may be of interest to some one. It is always easier to paint in your studio rather than outside, "en plein aire". I like to start with black and white photos.
I can see the values better and I don't get bogged down with the details, I guess the colors just make your eye go to these details. I used both of these B&W photos for the top painting.
I have intended to use this 2nd photo for a painting with that barn building in it. Not sure why a building would be built with air moving through it. Maybe they dried tobacco in it, long ago.
Here are my reference photos for the boots, in color and B&W. Can you see that it might be easier with the B&W? If you are a painter give it a try.
Blogger has forced me to finish this post this way. No text between the last 2 photos. When I'm nearly finished I will look at the color images on my computer for a few details. I usually print the B&W photos because my computer is in my house not in my studio.
If you decide to give this a try, send me an email. I'd love to know how it works for you.