"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Picasso.
Love this quote. It reminds me to hold on to a youthful perspective as I continue my art journey. It inspires my artistic voice to be happy and playful while creating a special world when I paint. A world of enchantment where color, creativity, and good humor reign. My paintings come from listening to my heart. Thank you for joining me on this journey. - Washington State Artist Joan Princing
From time to time, I enjoy painting viewing photographs as my source. This Red Rose painting was created using one of my daughter's close up photographs of a rose. Here is another painting viewing another photograph of hers as well:
Daisy Delight Original Painting
It's a lot of fun using photographs as the main source. I truly enjoy standing back and looking at the finished painting and checking out my final interpretation ~ which in my opinion never comes close to the original ~ and that is exactly what I'm striving for. As the song goes: ....I gotta be me.....