Fishing for the Birds, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
#9 of 30/30. Fisherman near the rocks on Caspersen Beach early in the morning. Birds often hang out near folks fishing who toss them bits of bait, easier than catching their own food.
"Catch anything?" I asked.
"Not yet," he answered. "And I don't care if I do… gets me out here."
"Beautiful way to start the day!" I said.
Roughed in background. Painted from photo reference, combining several shots.
Ended up making fisherman much larger, he seemed smaller than the heron here, compressed the perspective and brought him up closer.