Whatever the weather...
Stormy Day Oils on canvas board 6 x 6 inches ON HOLD
East Coast weather and ebb tide. An abstracted study of the beach and streams. The fleeting glimpses of sun on the sand and water's edge add a few highlights to the scene.
Being imaginative is part of me as a person. I take advantage of this for creating simple studies based on what I remember and also how I want to depict a scene. I am more interested in an atmospheric 'sense of place' than a realist photographic image.
I also use my reference photos and sketches for ideas when I am short of possible subjects. There may be a part of the photo to crop and use or even change the colours, seasons and time of day. The permutations are endless...all it takes is a little imagination.
A painting doesn't have to be exact...experiment.