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When you paint you are always looking for reference material…things you want to paint.  Most people keep a file of ideas.  I’m always adding to mine.

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This is the time of the year that we get some amazing reference photos that we can use in our paintings all year long.  Get out there with a camera and snap them up!

20180503_073716.jpgAnd take a helper with you!

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Over the past week there have been some beautiful flowers blooming.  This is the perfect time to take photos of different arrangements on different backgrounds and at different angles to build your reference library.  There may not be time to paint them all right now but you can have the photos for later when there is time to paint.  Take lots of photos during this time of the year to increase your selection of subject matter.  It’s the perfect time.

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Animals Llama 5 Animals Llama 2 Animals Llama 8 Animals Llama 10There are very few days that I don’t actually paint.  Yesterday was one of them.  I spent the afternoon riding around the county taking photos of animals for an upcoming workshop that I will be attending on “Painting Animals”.  I’m very excited to be taking the workshop.  It’s my birthday do-over since I was sick on my birthday this year.  A good do-over, huh?!

These are some of the photos that I got yesterday.  A good friend was kind enough to let me come to his place and get some Llama shots.  I have been wanting to paint one so here is my chance.  Just look at that FACE!!!

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