Monday Night Painting
Some people ask me : What’s the point of painting something? Why don’t you just take a photo?
Here’s a photo. (Might have been taken by me or my girlfriend at the time, I don’t remember). It’s Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, in Jasper National Park.
And here’s the painting:
As you can see, it’s not always about reproducing something 100% accurately.
It’s creating your own version of the world, as you chose to see it and edit it.
All while trying to coax finicky pigments to spread on a damp piece of paper.
With colors that are more subtle than the real thing, giving the scene an entirely different, softer look.
And THAT….is what half the fun is.
Something that you can’t get from a photo.