I've recently been looking a lot at the work of Hopper and I love the way that he uses the environment around the people in the painting to create the mood and suggest a narrative. I took along a print of 'Automat' for us to use as inspiration. For those of you who don't know it, here it is (this is Hopper's and not mine!)
As we only had 5 hours from setting up to packing away, so realistically a little over 3 hours painting. We tried to keep the set up pretty simple removing some of the 'stuff' in the background. Here are the stages in my painting.
And finally a close up of the figure.
I'm really pleased with what I managed to achieve in the session. Let me know what you think.