Nice to meet you, Stan?

So here we are, finally, two hours into the actual application of paint (besides the underpainting that was done ages ago!).  I needed a block of uninterrupted time to get really started on a piece.  

This is, in my opinion, the part of a painting that goes very quickly.  I'm filling in the background, which in this case is sky and water that will be somewhat blurred together as it is in the photo I'm using for reference.  I'm also getting the first layer of skin on my dude and the base coat of his orange rubbers.

For some reason, I keep thinking my subject looks like a "Stanley".  Should I call the piece "Stan" or "Rubber Pants Redux"?

I suppose this is an (unintentional) second installation in my ode to fishermen of the hardshell variety!  Maybe that's a good thing since my Oysterman piece (that is of a most similar nature) made the gallery page of The LA Times, The Orlando Sentinel, and our hometown paper here, The Baltimore Sun!  Can you tell I'm still giddy about that (despite the fact that it happened in 2014)?

Hello to my new viewers in Quebec, Austin, and the English Countryside!

In a few days, I'm headed back to Maine for my last trip before the cottage hosts it's first guests!  The only thing left to purchase for the place now is an authentic lobster pot!

So, here's what I did today....

And here's my inspiration for the ombre-style orange color I was shooting for in Stan's rubber pants.  See how the red blurs into the soft pinky-orange and then kinda bleeds into a flesh tone? Yes, this is the real deal...my hubby's childhood lunchbox from 1975 to 1980.  Heck yeah!   God bless my mother-in-law for keeping that lunchbox!   Hope you all had a splendid Sunday!   Thank you for following along!  Come back tomorrow?

And here's my inspiration for the ombre-style orange color I was shooting for in Stan's rubber pants.  See how the red blurs into the soft pinky-orange and then kinda bleeds into a flesh tone?

Yes, this is the real deal...my hubby's childhood lunchbox from 1975 to 1980.  Heck yeah!  

God bless my mother-in-law for keeping that lunchbox!  

Hope you all had a splendid Sunday!  

Thank you for following along!  Come back tomorrow?