Monday, March 10, 2008

sometimes i paint from a photograph.

i sometimes paint from a photograph. i took this picture about 8 years ago when james and i went to mendocino, of my fave places in the world.

if you look at my last post you will see this painting as a work in progress. it's now done. i thought it would be fun to show you the photograph i painted from and the actual painting. and...uh...keep in mind when you're looking....i'm a fan of impressionism, not realism. i like it to be recognizable yet slightly different if that makes any sense. and a piece like this looks best if looked at from a distance.

1 comment:

Patrice~ said...

wow. It's so beautiful. and realism - don't we get enough of that everyday?
even tho I've lived in the midwest my entire life, your picture reminds me of my aunt pearl's country home - wonderful memories from there.