• Reimagining A Reference Photo for a Commission

    One year ago - By Kem Studios

    'Back to the Shore' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I don't mind doing commission paintings. Especially when you are working with someone that gives you the freedom to work with the reference and make changes. The best kind of commission is when you are told "I trust you". This was the case with this beach commission. I loved the photo but it had compositional issues. Have a look at the photo below. What problems does it have? What would you do to redesign the scene? (scroll down to read what I decided to do and why)
    The reference photo and my redesigned sketch
    The issue with the photo...
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