at the big table #2
I was pleased with the first painting I did from this reference photo years ago and liking the image so much I decided to return to it. This time it's framed more horizontally which puts more emphasis on the center of interest which is nice, and after comparing the two, this one turned out much more realistic than I thought it would (and now I like this one better). I added the strawberries from my head last minute (thinking, I could simply paint over them again if they didn't work) and this addition has turned out to be one of the best parts of the painting for me. All in all, a success!