Wednesday, February 06, 2013

USING PHOTOGRAPHIC INSPIRATION

I use photographs for inspiration.
I love palm trees. They make me smile. I think I mentioned this before, my name Tamara means palm tree!
Here are my inspired palm trees. 
Clouds can be so expressive! This picture I took at a park up the hill above our house.
Lots of drama. With watercolor it's all about negative space. Preserving the white paper!
My dramatic cloudy sky.
Something I especially love are hills.
These pictures I took while riding in the car along I-5 (the main highway along the west coast) The camera did a pretty good job!  Not my new nice camera, my old digital.
The hills in my brothers painting.  I like this painting but it's just a little to busy for me.  I want to try another one that is more focused on the hills!
What are your favorite reference photographs?

Happy PPF! Happy SS!

23 comments:

Anns Art said...

You are so good at painting trees. Love these paintings.

Susan said...

I love your whimsy take in your art. It is just delightful!

Mecki Madeit said...

I love palm trees too, not that I get to see many where I am! Particularly like your 1st picture, can just imagine the branches getting whipped by the wind

And clouds ... I love them too, doesn't matter if they bring the rain

Lovely pictures!
Mecki

Ahdini said...

great how you can make something that people don't notice the beauty into one of a masterpiece :)

love,
AHD

Anne Manda said...

Love you nature inspired pieces and loved your inspiration, shots, too and how they compared to each other! Enchanting! <3

kat said...

Your trees and landscapes are just lovely, so magical and inspiring!

denthe said...

I love the life and movement in your paintings! Wonderful happy work!

Kim said...

Love seeing how you use inspiration from photos to create your art. HPPF!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I loved seeing how you use photos for your inspiration. I tend to be too literal with my photo usage. I'm inspired by your approach. Beautiful trees!!

Enejy clemens said...

Lover them! Particularly the last one. It's seems to be my favorite!

Happy PPF!
Nora

Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely delightful what you create from your photography ~ love your style!

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor)
visiting from PPF

Netty said...

Loving your fantasy artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

Linda said...

really beautiful photos and art-love your illustrations.Happy PPF!

ger chouinard said...

SO VERY AMAZING! LOVE your work ... hope you will be partcipating in the Paint Party Friday Blog Hop Auction! ❤

EVA said...

These are so gorgeous - really admire the fields in the last. And as always love your trees!

Catherine Constance said...

Absolutely delightful. Love the balls on the tree. I love palm trees too. Wish we had the weather for them here. :)

Heather said...

your palm trees make me happy!
great job!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh WOW, these are fantastic!! I love these trees!

SHERI C said...

Your art is wonderful!!!! I look forward to more visits here to see what youhave to share!
HAPPY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!
Sheri Cook

lissa said...

love your interpretaions especially the cloudy sky one.

I don't have favorite photo references but I do look at a lot of photos if I need to know how certain things look.

have a sweet day.

Lynn Cohen said...

Love the bark on those whimsical trees; terrific how you take from photos and turn it into something wholey your own! I like the last one too, not too busy for me! fun!
Happy Sunday Sketching!

Alexandra said...

Tam, I just love your art and inspirations for your pieces. LOVE the 2nd one the most, but each are lovely. :)

Michelle said...

I love this! You inspired me :) Michelle