mini original watercolor $225.
This on is from Adelaide Road in North Connellsville, PA
I just like the view; the rolling hills with mow marks and the tree line.
Question of the Day: Do you use photos for reference?
Yes I do. I travel a lot and often fill my time with heavy sight seeing. That does not allow time to sit out and paint whatever catches my eye. In the old days I had a good camera and printed my photos. I still have shoe boxes full of photos that I can't seem to throw away!
With my next camera I could download onto my computer and the print out what I wanted to use. Now I simply use my Iphone. I do not even print photos anymore. I am not a photographer, waiting for the perfect shot, I am a point and shoot guy. After all its for reference. My photos are less then great! I am a realist painter, that means I am interpreting what I see. So I am not making things up. I try to tell you where I saw what I painted. I also do not do "Plein Air Painting" which means sitting out and painting the view in front of you. My style does not lend itself to painting outside, plus I am not keen on bugs! The only time I painted Plein Air was when we took a cruise. I painted a very small mini every day while on ship. I also paint outside at my shows, just using my photos for reference. I do not use any free photo sites off the computer. I prefer my own photos although I do accept clients photos as long as they personally took the photo and I usually give that person credit.