As mentioned in an earlier posting my shoe shop exhibition of historic buildings has led to a commission. The client had sent me photographs at the same time explaining which items should be altered for the painting.
Unfortunately the photographs of the ice cream parlour did not present a very attractive looking building.
Looking at the first one the cafe appears to be closed. The second photograph also does not offer a very exciting view.
Therefore I decided to add some sunshine and people.
My first attempt was reasonably well received. Fortunately I had only added the man walking towards the cafe to the digital file to test the customer´s reaction.
As the buyer preferred to have more people sitting outside the wine bar next door rather than have a pedestrian in the foreground I did as requested.
So there is the finished article with window boxes and people adding life to an otherwise unspectacular scene.
You may also have noticed that I have removed the distortion which a photograph perspective invariably produces.