This entry was originally posted on Friday, November 9, 2012

Painting from photographs is a common and often productive way to create.

Many of my own paintings begin with a photograph.

I will start by looking through the photos that I have taken while I am out.

Then I start to play with my photographs, trying to find the best composition, coloring and contrast.

My computer becomes my sketchbook.

Using photo editing software, I can zoom in, crop, rotate, and even combine a couple of photos into one.

For instance, I have taken the above photograph and cropped it to create a different effect.

I have also made it slightly more dramatic by adjusting the contrast and saturation.

I even adjusted the hue slightly to warm it up.

Once I have figured out how I want my image to look, I can start painting.

Leslie Lambert

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