Here's another quick oil sketch of trying to put down the immediate response to a scene. Painting quickly with almost no detail is one of the best ways to help establish emotional response to the subject matter.

Of course, the interaction of the shapes, values, textures, colors, and lines becomes even more important since detail will not be there to reinforce the story of the painting. Next, the idea is to meld this into a larger effective painting while keeping the emotion in it.

We were walking in the drizzle of cool rain along the Rhine, and it was almost dark. These two lovers were doing their best to keep dry under one umbrella, and, hopefully, it'll make a good painting soon.

"RIVERWALK' Oil on Masonite 9 x 12"