Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving is another popular festive subject like Valentine DAy, Halloween and, of course, Christmas.
Rockwell liked to sketch and paint from life with real models. He also made use of photos.
Generally he would start drawing some preliminary sketches on paper, perhaps adding ink or watercolor, or a mixed media ycrylics and watercolor. Frequelntly he would also make sketches and drafts in oil. Oil paintings were generally his end result.
At his time, nobody would think his work would be worth millions of dollars. Instead, many of his works, drafts, sketches were simply thrown in the bin, lost or forgotten.
He was a simple illustrator of cover magazines, albeit of the most popular one....
Refugee Thanksgiving by Norman Rockwell 12.75X16.00. Art Poster Print