Working from a Photograph

Last March one of the projects I was preparing for Water Paper Paint was this one, Captured Images: Working from a Photograph. I remember at the time wondering what kind of photograph to source, and as Rachel and I were working closely with all the documenting for the book, she inspired the idea of working from a polaroid. I chose this polaroid I had taken because of its abstract nature, with areas of color and movement suggesting a landscape. I wanted to encourage the reader to look at things in terms of light, value, and shapes of color rather than thinking about what is represented; or to look for the structure within the image rather than focusing on the subject itself.

And I just want to say thank you for sharing that you have bought my book and how you are finding inspiration within its pages. I am so pleased.