There is no denying that photos are a very handy reference and allow us to paint things that we could never paint in real life.
How do we use photos to create a unique painted work of art?
Photos can be a great jumping off point, But even if the photo is an excellent one you will want to edit it to make a great painting. Photographs can never tell the whole story. You can use them to jog your memory of a place and time or to record details to incorporate in later pieces. You have to be aware, as an artist, about what you are seeing in a photo or not seeing. This starts with being aware of the limitations of reference photos.
Want to make your paintings more dynamic, need ideas on what to paint, not sure if that colour scheme will work? Here are some simple tips on editing your photos to help your paintings really work. Now I'm not talking photo shop or whatever here, Just the simple editing you properly already have on your phone. This is what I use for all my reference photos when I am out and about, because whoever remembers to take their camera with them anyway. Sign up for the newsletter NOW and never miss out on some awesome painting tips coming up. My number one tip...