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Mis-takes as learning experiences.
I had such high hopes of writing this post. The Universe had different plans. My idea of putting photographs of my parrot paintings on a little slide loop is thwarted because I forgot to take the relevant photograghs. So this is a hot-potch.
I painted three 8x8in canvases of parrots from photographs before I returned to my big intuitive 'Tortoise Man' painting. Painting from photos is a great way to see details and get to know your subject intimately. I then went back and repainted the parrot-in-the-pool and he gained a white mask. I tried to keep him fresh...and not let the photo dictate my image.
Note to self - take those archival photos before the paintings have flown to new homes!
Ceri McKervill PhD
Artist, researcher, art therapist, pragmatist: intent on making life changes with the help of art materials.