This winter scene was painted from a photo I took while riding in the truck and thus the resulting name: A Drive By. With iphone in hand, I often snap pics of scenery for later painting consideration. Many times the drive by photos turn out to be nothing of consequence, but sometimes they are great. And there is that handy delete key for the dogs! These photos give me a quick reference and a sense of the place. I see the shapes and relationships between those shapes which is the key to good composition. Having photos that I can easily crop and manipulate in the iphone editing program is a real bonus to quickly finding a composition to paint.
Day 29 of the 30 in 30 Challenge! If you go to the Challenge site, check out the painting by Cindy Gillette, number 32. It knocked my socks off!