Although he included people in the form of tiny figures in his paintings, so far as I know no close-up portrait-type images by him exist. One of the few Payne paintings where human figures predominate is "Navajo Scouting Party" shown immediately below.
In the Gallery following the main text is another sampler of of his works (more can be seen in the link above to my previous post dealing with him).
Chioggia is a small port city at the south end of the Venetian Lagoon.
Perhaps more a sketch than a finished painting, Payne used broad brushwork here.
Another sketch-type work, here a California scene.
Not a placid subject. Payne either had to wait a few waves to catch dramatic ones such as this while painting, or else he invented the wave relying on memory or perhaps used a reference photo.
Not a typical Payne scene because it's urban, in a small way.
He probably added the figures to provide a sense of scale.
Note the many vertical brush strokes and the layering of colors.