Old Paint suggested that we post a reference photo and then see what people paint from it. I'm hoping that we get a large response that includes very varied interpretations of the scene.
AA staffers are posting the reference photos so there won't be any copyright issues---ideally the resulting paintings will make for an interesting post or print article. The first reference photo posted appears in the Feedback & Suggestions area but will soon be moved to the Figurative section where it belongs. Here is a photo I took in Wyoming that I hope provokes some interesting paintings and drawings.
Let's see how the diverse American Artist community handles this subject matter! I can tell you that the painting I did on-site that day was not very good, but I had a splendid time staring at that beautiful scene for 6 hours!
Whoo Hoo! Wish I had more time! Maybe will do a drawing first.
it got cropped somehow when I uploaded it. here's the full scene.
Any deadline? It's the holidays! To get the most involvement I hope it's in Jan sometime.
Do we post back here?
yes, post back here.
I'm not sure we need a deadline. do we? If we do, I'd say end of January.
I am thinking of that Louis Armstrong quote: "I don't need more time. I need more deadlines." If that is the case for you, Old Paint---and it certainly is for me---than let's say Jan. 26, the lunar new year.
How is it that you and Chris have such large photos?( staffers huh?)
i have no idea!
I know! I know! The images are based on with, not height.
Terrific! I spent too many years with newspaper deadlines. I guess that's how I think now.
Before uploading an image I resize it to about 700 pixels WIDE. Obviously the height then adjusts according to the original size. That's the only thing I can think of to explain the size they are shown as.
And no, I'm not on staff ... I think the offer of employment got lost in the mail
Christopher M. Grimes - join me on Facebook
Testing one, two three....Yea, I ain't on staff either!
Is this your idea of canned art?
Andy Warhol, eat your heart out.
Since I was snowed in today, I thought I would take a first stab at the subject. I painted the mountain in the water and all but didn't like it. This was the part that was OK.
O.k. I will give it a try as well, this week perhaps, thanks for the challenge. Jan Schafir