Man reading on a bench in Bruges study 5, acrylic on paper

I made this study on paper in the early evening of Tuesday, my day off. I didn’t think I’d be able to paint as it was stifling in my little studio even with the window fully open. It got better later on, and with the lighter nights I was able to do this slightly smaller study of my man on the bench in Bruges. I wanted to make him a little more decipherable again, and move the composition over a little so there were fewer buildings suggested on the opposite side of the canal. I’m keeping the sweeping brushstrokes representing my movement behind the man and over the bridge as I looked back at him. Don’t forget to click on the images to enlarge. One is of the whole piece and one a crop, not two paintings.Man reading on a bench in Bruges 5 whole paintingMan reading on a bench in Bruges 5 crop