Friday, February 11, 2011
setups setups and more setups
I really have been busy, although I have no paintings to show for it. (Yet.) Here is a small sampling of the images I've been shooting as references. There are pages and pages more, but I think this gives you an idea. This is not my usual standard for photography--my reference images are shot quite differently than photos intended to stand on their own. I don't actually want high quality in my reference photos, because I use my mind and eye to fill in the gaps and bring it to life. If I worked from beautiful sharp photos, I might be too tempted to just duplicate the photo instead of making a painting. I'm not a copyist--but because I tend to be a perfectionist, I must protect myself from temptation!
I'm starting to feel pretty good about where I'm going in developing new subjects and series. I still have a number of paintings to add to past series, but right now I'm focusing on fresh material. It's time to start filling my studio walls with new work!
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