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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Painting #16 Good Morning Whidbey Island - Claire

My husband and I recently visited our oldest son in his new home on Whidbey Island in Washington State. I painted this from a not-so-great, out-the-car-window photo as we drove by on the first morning. I was really taken by the beautiful sites in the area and I have many more pictures to paint from.

In case you are curious about the '
a not-so-great, out-the-car-window photo', here it is (p.s. I added the cows from another photo taken from the car):
In hindsight.... I think that the fact that the photo isn't that great -- not that clear since it was taken through a window of a moving car -- that the so-so photo reference actually 'freed' me to compose my painting more on my own. Sounds strange.... but that is how it feels after the fact.


Lorrie Klosterman said...

You have captured well the wide, serene view (and distant cows are a surprise but I saw them on the enlarged versions--so cute!) It is very resourceful of you to grab a photo when you can, even if from a zipping car.

Elva Paulson said...

Your painting is so much nicer than the photo! You let the artist in you shine.

Claire M said...

Thanks for the comments. I have better pictures to paint from for the trip... I just have to find some 'time'.