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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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One Reference Photo for Many Paintings

If a picture is worth a thousand words, as the old saying goes, then it’s probably worth at least two good paintings!

Sometimes artists feel paralyzed by trying to decide what to paint next. This indecision stalls artists and saps their energy. As right-brained, creative individuals, we can dream up ideas extremely well, but sometimes lack organization and direction.

If you have already painted from a particular photograph and the painting was successful, you probably have another potential painting at your fingertips. Why not just recrop it to make a new and different painting? Or change the elements around in the painting. Or both. It may give you a level of comfort that gets you back to painting your ...

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