Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Using Photos by Other People as a Springboard for Painting Looser

"Night Light"
Acrylic, 6x6"

Loosening up and finding freedom in using a photo supplied by someone else.  

I always thought it was the wrong way for me to go to paint from a photo I didn't take myself.  How much fun I was missing out on!  It's a change of mindset for some reason--I feel less concerned about re-creating what I see and far more interested in using the image as a springboard to explore certain elements of art.

I extend my thanks to Viacheslav on Paint My Photo for the reference photo which was the inspiration for this painting. What an amazing feeling to paint from a photo provided by a photographer in Moscow!  Since I opened my mind to other peoples' photos, the world is literally opening up for me...

8 comments:

carol edan said...

Has a mysterious quality! Love your palette choice!

Sharon L. Graves said...

I love it! I admire you loosening up. I try but I really struggle loosening up. Excellent execution.

Kathleen said...

Darling Meredith, I'm so glad you're painting &
posting again. I really LOVE what you are
doing. Yay YOU! I hope to see you soon --
maybe at the next BRAG meeting in January?
Much love to you always.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks so much, Carol!

Sharon, thank you so very much, I'm wondering if you DO loosen up when you simplify the paintings for the children to follow...

Kathleen, thank you for your lovely comment and visiting my blog. I hope to see YOU, too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate in January!

Mary Maupin said...

Meredith, I LOVE these new paintings from the new loose you (heehee). I hope you're having as much fun as your paintings imply. I would love to see some of these on large canvases. xoxoxo, Mary

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mary, that's fun to hear from someone who has been a part of my journey from the very beginning! :)

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I like this one very much, Meredith.
Your excellent design/value skills lend themselves so well to your recent explorations. I am excited for you. I hope you do the 30 days Challenge because it will solidify your process.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Julie, I am looking forward to the 30 in 30 this time and hope you will be participating!

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