Thursday, January 8, 2009

bad reference photos for good paintings

Early January in Washington state is not a good time to shoot new landscape reference photos. A camera gets really wet.

When looking AGAIN at the photos I have on hand, I chose one from our road trip to northern California last winter. It was taken at about 60 mph from the car. This very bad photo set me free to interpret more loosely. I've included it here along with the composition sketch and the finished piece.

I want to express my appreciation to Katherine Tyrrell, Making a Mark for including me in her 25 Recent Posts from My Regular Reads (right side, scroll down). If you aren't familiar with this blog, check it out when you can spend some time there. Lots of information and inspiration.

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