I am also simultaneously going through my photos and editing many, to print for sale at the Arts Festival, and it has been fun seeing them from a new perspective. Often what makes a good photo would not make a good painting, and taking a photo for its own merit requires a different type of vision than taking a photo as a reference for a painting. But I have found that, in editing some photos, converting them to punchy black and white images, they make great references for charcoal drawings! So I am re-thinking many of my gazillion photos, which were previously not that exciting, but when seen and treated differently they take on a new life. I'll show you an example....
|This in turn inspired me to do a charcoal drawing and a painting of the same scene...|
|Rainy Night in Istanbul charcoal on Fabriano 123x125mm|
|Rainy night in Istanbul oil on board 250x250mm|
|urban decay 1|
|urban decay 2|
|urban decay 3|
|urban decay 4|