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Could there be an Inspire Me Thursday subject more suited to my work than “Tree”?
I have always loved trees, ever since I was a child & spent most of my free time climbing the huge tree we had in our backyard. Trees feature heavily in my artwork.
I don’t really need an extra excuse to paint trees, and was planning to paint some trees this weekend anyway. I think I’ll be contributing more than one painting to this weeks theme!
My first painting:
What I wanted to do with this painting is to represent the fact that beauty does not mean looking like everyone else. Being an individual and being yourself is more beautiful than becoming a carbon-copy of the ideals projected by the media.
This week’s prompt on Inspire Me Thursday is “Spain”. Having never had the opportunity to visit Spain, this was a tricky one for me – I was forced to resort to Google.
I typed “Spain scenery” into Google, and this is the first image that I really loved:
This photograph was taken by Graham Pritchard. You can see some of his other photographs here.
I used this photograph as inspiration to paint a watercolour of this beautiful scenery.
As you can see, the painting is not exactly the same as the photograph – I used the photo as a jumping-off point, and let the painting develop in whatever directions felt right to me.