Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Make it your Own

As artists we are open to inspiration at every turn.  We are very lucky to have so many generous photographers who enjoy sharing their images for artists to use for reference and I am sometimes compelled to use a photo shared by someone else as it has something so special it resonates too strong with me to pass up the chance to create from it. I am though, always mindful that for me it is the spark, the reference but not the painting. I make it my own with my composition, colour choice, texture etc. Thank you to John Frost for his wonderful owl in flight photo.

Time to Tell
425gsm Saunders Waterford Hot Press 38cm x 28.5cm


  1. Love the shading in the owl's wings and body. Nicely done!

  2. For sure - certain things like birds in flight need a photo reference.
    I sit and sketch birds from life, but still need the photos to help me do developed paintings like this wonderful, Time To Tell. I also admire the gorgeous background you did.

  3. Beautiful Lorraine, you always make your birds your own.

  4. Dear Lorraine you certainly have a beautiful gift of painting and making something your own. Take care and have a great day.

  5. Thank you dear blogging friends for your kind comments


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