|'Blue Highways' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available here $95
And it did. A wonderful quote from Mary Whyte fell out of a folder as I was cleaning the studio. It was just the right words I needed to read and share. I strongly believe in what Mary says and it is a helpful reminder to all artists but especially we who paint from photos.
PAINT FROM YOUR HEART
"Never undervalue your emotions. They are the force behind every great work. You must strive to paint ideas and beauty, not things. Merely copying objects will lead to work that is journalistic rather than poetic, and the results will be paintings that never stand out from the crowd. When you paint throw your whole heart into the creation and watch what happens."
|dry underpainting on Uart 600|
Do you paint from your heart? Or do you let the reference photo get in your way?