Saturday, 18 October 2014

Creating a Work from a Photo

Bountiful Blossom
Watercolour
425gsm Saunders Waterford Bright White Paper
28.5cm x 38cm
On Wednesday morning I painted my Christmas Card painting (kept secret to print for family and friends first)  A friend who joined me for painting that day brought along some of photos. I loved a photo she had taken sometime ago of blossom. Neither of us knew from what tree but I think it may be Cherry. I started a second painting that day and have taken another two days to finish it. I referred to the photo to get a bit of a likeness but used my imagination to fill the paper with shapes and colour until satisfied . This is my favourite way of working and a reference can be used many times over as no two works could ever be the same.

Photo reference

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful flower painting. I am very envious :(

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  2. Wow, Lorraine, I can see what attracted you to that photo. Love your results! Gorgeous~

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  3. Beautiful work Lorraine! Flowers are always a delight whatever the time of the year. Hope you have a great deason!

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  4. Delightful, pure and lovely ! I agree to what you said about the reference photo, every time you can make a new version. Wish you a pleasant Sunday.

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  5. Such lovely paintings since my last visit Lorraine! These flowers are gorgeous and your various scapes are stunning! You are very fortunate indeed to live in an area with such varying natural and man-made landscapes in close proximity.

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  6. You made it look better than the photo. Love the colors and the background.

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  7. Lorraine this is so beautiful. Gorgeous choice of colours and lovely shapes and lines. Perhaps for me this is you at your best but then I do love free expressive painting and do you that so well.

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  8. This is delightful, I love your interpretation! Better than Mother Nature, Lorraine!

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  9. Just so lovely Lorraine. You took a a delightful subject and turned it into a beautiful work of art. Hope you are enjoying your spring weather.

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