I have finished two paintings recently. Here is the first idea for the Henley painting.
Had difficulty in decided on processing the Red Shoes and made a considerable change in the composition. I roughed the painting in thin oil, then thought about it a bit, and put in a row of the pretty girls I noticed when visiting this summer. Actually they were not wearing red shoes, but the shoes themselves were very pictorially interesting. You know the old saying, red shoes............?
Here is the first stage for the Rugby legs painting (I reversed the image to evaluate it better.)
and here is the final version