from Inspiration to Execution

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Here are some examples of how I turn my inspiration into a finished painting.  Shown is the photo I took that eventually became the painting, below the photo.  My approach is to isolate what impresses and excites me the most, eliminate the extraneous, and create a dynamic composition.  As is my usual style, I accentuate shapes and colors.  As I state on the home page of my website, what I paint is the image you take away in your memory.  Often the title becomes a little play on words as well.

A raven taking off from a city fountain in Scottsdale, AZ becomes “Raven’s Spring

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A soak in a hot tub in Carefree, AZ becomes a glowing sunset titled “Carefree”.  (Notice the toes in the photograph – I was extremely “carefree” at the moment.)

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The view while driving home from the grocery store becomes “Harbingers of Spring”  (The sandhill cranes are returning to Jackson Hole, which is a special time for us.)

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