One way I can capture beauty around me is to take a few pictures, some blurry and one in focus. This helps me imagine the colors and how they wash together on the paper. I very often do this and put them big on my flickr screen and paint using the pictures as a reference.
I often say that painting is my way of running away without leaving the house. How do YOU get your “away” time? What inspires you? How do you use your photography to help you relax or to inspire your work? What’s your media of choice? Tell me a bit about yourself!