I found this reference in a book filled with old black and white photo's. I really liked the way the light showed on the little boy's face. I also liked the simplicity of the photo. I wasn't sure, however, if I could capture that light in a watercolor.
Boy Fishing 10x14 2009
As it turned out, the boy was the easiest part. The background and the boat was harder. For one thing, the boat needed change to make for a better composition. I added another seat and a fishing bag.