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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Paint From Your Imagination

I live in a particularly beautiful area where the landscape abounds with fields, woods, mountains, rivers and streams. I prefer working in the studio, so I take many drives through the countryside to photograph scenes that strike a responsive chord in me, frequently taking pictures of the same scene at different times of the day and different seasons of the year. As a result, I have literally hundreds—maybe thousands—of reference photos.

I tend to paint whatever season of the year we happen to be in, and I try to keep all those digital images sorted in albums on my computer with titles like “new painting list summer 2011,” “possible paintings” and “must paint, late fall 2010.” When I am ready to start a new painting, ...

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