Friday, September 12, 2014

street food

street food  12x16  o/p
Fresh paint...     "street food"   12x16  oil on panel.  I painted this from a recent photo I took walking on Commercial Street in Portland, Maine.  I work both from my own photos and from life.  Photos usually cannot compete with the color and values one experiences by painting from life (at least my camera can't), but I often run across special moments that happen in split seconds that I capture with my camera for later use.  I only use these camera images for size and perspective references, with the rest coming from my personal memory and the experience of being there.  In crafting a focus and narrative idea about the scene, I often change a few things, push some values or colors, and delete objects which may be distracting or unnecessary to the painting. 

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