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The Value of Painting from Life

I paint a lot of animals and wildlife, which largely requires the use of photographs. But I’ve found painting from life is invaluable for success in using photos for reference. The colors you see in real life are totally different from those in a photograph. We’ve all experienced being somewhere and taking a photo, then […]

Struggling Through

Some paintings just paint themselves. Thus was the case for the above painting, “The Watering Hole”, a painting of three wild mustangs of the Sand Wash Basin HMA.. The photo reference needed little changing. Composition, value and colors all worked, plus my drawing was spot on that day, As artists, we absolutely love those paintings! […]

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