Wednesday, April 11, 2007
My friend Larry recently went to Venice and graciously gave me a bunch of photos on a cd. I asked him if he wouldn't mind my painting a watercolor or two from the photos. Here's the photo and different stages of the painting. It's not quite done yet.
You can see that certain things had to be left out. I'm not sure if I left out the right ones, but you can't go and put everything that's in the photo in the painting. It won't be "read" by the viewer's mind as quickly and succinctly as you want it to if you stick every little thing in.