Recently I picked out a few photos to use as painting references. Here is what happened.
Railroad tracks at Norristown Farm Park. Photo and painting from September 2017.
Railroad tracks, the real thing.
“Railroad Tracks”, 10″ x 8″
One of the roads in the Norristown Farm Park. Photo and painting from September, 2017.
Farm park road, the real thing.
“Farm Road Curve”, 8″ x 10″
And the market garden at Bryn Athyn College. Photo and painting from September, 2017.
Garden at Bryn Athyn College, the real thing.
“Market Garden”, 10″ x 8″
I really, really love those!
Thank you. I like doing this kind of painting. I get ideas looking at photos that I don’t see in my own imagination.
As one can see a very inspiring, fertile and useful idea!
And they make me want get my eyesight checked… ;-}
It’s really interesting to see the comparison between the inspiration and the artwork.
Yes. I wonder sometimes what the connections are, the photo and the painting so divergent.
splendid painting…i like the side by side, letting the inspiration seen, the eyes bouncing back and forth between the two
Thank you. I’ve wondered why I can’t ever seem to reproduce a scene faithfully and I realize it’s because I don’t want to, I want to go into some kind of interior version.
it is that interior view which is interesting, if for no other reason than it has to be accessed with something other than the five senses…and more often than not, when it is translated for the five senses to comprehend by others, i discover something in my interior i didn’t at first comprehend
Yes, me too. Explaining to others forces recognizing it in the first place.
Lovely art Claudia – lovely vibrant colours and it’s great to see the photos that inspired them too…. !
Thank you! I enjoy doing this kind of work.
Love your interior versions and colors.
Thanks. I like taking pictures and then I like seeing what the photos have uncovered for me from the inside.
How interesting! I love what you did here. You’ve inspired me to try something similar,
Thank you. I like taking a photo and seeing what it gets me to paint. Never comes out realistic and I don’t want to, just like the feelings or thoughts it sets off, and I pick out the parts of the image I want to portray and ignore the rest. Very relaxing and freeing.