Friday, February 25, 2011

Painting From Photos

I'm loving Alisa Burke's Sketchbook Delight online class. She's so creatively cool. For some reason I have always felt guilty painting from photos, even if they were mine. Not anymore. I don't feel very creative out in public where people are watching so working from photos makes perfect sense. Here's a peek at my sketch of The Necessary, that cool little house at the JC Raulston Aboretum in Raleigh. Thank you for the inspiration Alisa!

7 comments:

Nathan and Aimee said...

I feel guilty too! why is that I wonder? Like I'm not a "real" artist if I cheat by using a photo.

Anyway, great sketch/painting! I love all the colors together!

Martha Lever said...

Oh wow I love this! I feel guilty about that too! I can't sketch outside either really. I don't like anyone watching me so I am just going to take pictures and got over the guilt!!!

Gina said...

Thank you for the nice comments! It was drilled into my head in art classes to NOT draw from photos but I'm done with that silliness.

Lois said...

I love your painting of the necessary house! love, love, love it!

Gina said...

Thank you Lois! I was just thinking of you today!

Kerr Pelto said...

That's an awesome building, isn't it? Very magical. Love your rendering. Would love to go on an outdoor sketching adventure with you!

Gina said...

Thank you!
Let's go!