Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Based On a Photo?

I've got boxes of photos that I've taken. I separate them into groups--churches, buildings, barns, clouds, farmland, riverscapes. Then, when I'm not sure what to work on, I pull out some photos and try to get inspired.

I already knew I wanted to paint another church with the red sky, before I dove into my box. But, you can't make all the building up out of your head... This is a chapel in Corrales, near Albuquerque. I don't remember the name of it. But at least I remember which village it is in! Notice my Sweet Ride, Sprinter, in the background.
This image is a piece I finished based on the photo I took. Not totally realistic but about as close as I bother getting. I left Sweet Ride out. I think that is an important deletion.


  1. And the parking lot! Always good to leave out the parking lots. When doing the church in Guadalupita I left out the front doors from Lowes.

  2. I think it would have been sweet with Sweet Ride in it. Looks good!


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