I paint on location. It's the only way to see true colors and shapes, understand space and distance, observe what the light is doing, feel the temperature, and really experience a place.
I don't paint from photos, although I like photography (a distinct, creative process in itself); but its optical technology limits the perspective and angle of view in a way that is different from what I do in painting, which is to engage with and interpret the landscape with no intervening medium. In other words, I may change perspective and scale and viewpoint in many subtle ways within the same painting.
Painting outdoors is, for me, a meditation on nature, witnessed at first hand.
I hope you may find in my work relevant links to your own life experiences.
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