Today I have adapted one of my photos of the Houses of Parliament to produce this painting
London River Thames: Summer Cruise
When I look at a photo, I try to see what can happily be left out and still have the painting work.
In this one, I left out the bridge that crosses the river, the buildings to the left and the actual sky and water reflections.
Every single photo I take can be adapted. Not all of them are, because sometimes I am fortunate enough to take just the photo I want to paint. I used to paint only what was in front of me, but now I tend to pick and choose. The result is a somewhat more creative painting.
I can't remember who said it, but someone did - and what they said was: What you leave out is as important as what you put in. Good advice!
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