Photography as inspiration


It has been too long since my last post. The few kind people that were checking this site for updates have probably lost interest. But, as it says on my about page, the purpose of this site is self-education and motivation. So it continues…

The photograph above was in one of my first posts. It was recently used as the subject for the painting on the right. As you can see, Carole, the mother of a friend, is a talented artist. I hear this painting might win an award and I’m honored to have an image I made be used in this way. The thing I find most fascinating about Carole is that she too has an SLR camera. For her, though, photography is simply a method of gathering subject matter and inspiration for her paintings. In a sense I am humbled by this. At the same time I can relate to this in my photography. I’m fond of architecture, for example, but I no longer view it as artwork on its own but possible subject matter for my own attempts at art. In a similar way it can be said that a gardener is certainly an artist, placing yellows and blues as carefully as a painter does. But, my interest in the garden is purely as an element in my photographs.

On another note, Denise, a friend of mine, loaned me her wide format Epson printer. I can’t wait to start making large prints for our walls in the house. I’ll just need to buy some 13×19 paper and have custom mats cut. I’ll be posting more on this later.



1 Response to “Photography as inspiration”

  1. 1 rb
    November 1, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    No interest lost here….faithful fan. Beautiful painting!!! Wow! Incredible skill

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