I take a lot of photos with my little cheap point-and-shoot. Some come out really bad, and some come out pretty good--good enough to use as references for painting! But usually I don't think of the photos themselves as art; they're just a means to capture pretty moments to remember them or to paint them later. But I like these two photos better as photos than as things to paint, I think. I tried painting one of them, and the results of that are further below.
|Antholz is so beautiful when its sunny and you can see the mountains...but I tried taking pictures of this shed when it was sunny, and I didn't like them nearly as much. (Antholz, Italy)|
|Maybe I should have converted these to black and white...they almost already are, anyway.|
|Looking at this now, I could really go back and work on it some more, and it would probably get a lot better. Maybe I'll still do that. But at the time, I just wanted to do a quick painting and use my masking fluid some more.|