"Do You See What I See?"
Opening Bid $45
This painting was inspired by a photo by Mark Muir on the Paint my Photo site. Until recently, I have painted from life and from my own photos. They say that an artist should paint from their own photos, because without direct experience of the subject matter, the artist cannot have a genuine emotional reaction to the reference. Perhaps...
However, I found it very liberating to paint from a photo someone else created. I was able to focus on color, form, effect, without being so tied into what was "real." I was able to play with my materials and bring something out from within me that may not have been possible had I been having a genuine emotional reaction to my own reference photo :D
Beginning January 1, Leslie Saeta will be hosting another 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I believe I am in! I want to continue to explore this new way of working. I'm interested to know which of my artists friends are joining in, too...
And, as an aside, a very Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother!!