One of the classes I am teaching at the Irvine, CA CREATE Art Retreat is Photo Paintings, A Slice of Life. Using watercolor and a section of your favorite photograph, I enjoy painting portraits, animals or landscape miniatures based on what is contained in the photograph.
Here I am with my Jack Russell Terrier, Mischa after hiking up Tumalo Mountain near my home, Bend, Oregon. I brought my paints, watercolor journal and camera. I took a self-portrait photo before hiking back to my studio to finish the photo painting.
Are you intimidated by drawing people? Don’t worry; the photo does the hard part for you!