Photos By Michael Prescott **All photos are property of the artist credited and are being used here with full permission. Making copies or downloading images is not permitted**
Photos from Friends
Over the years I’ve been sharing my art and writing on social media, I have made several friends who have supported my art in different ways. Some I have met in person over the years, others I’ve spoken to on the phone. I have a pen pal in Oregon and several friends who are photographers. Some have given me permission to use their photos as reference as I see things I can use, others like Michael send me photos from time to time.
Michael recently returned to Montana from a L.A. and has been sending me photos from his daily hikes. As you can see, there is fire damage on several of the trees. They are going to make a wonderful backdrop to the figures in my #wildwoman portrait series.
As an artist with training as an illustrator, I have a preference for dramatic photos that tell a visual story. I’m not a particularly good photographer myself, but I do make use of a camera for reference photos and blog posts.
I haven’t been inspired to paint plein aire myself yet, but I am putting together a portable art kit to give it a try in the fall. My husband recently shared the concept of gravel riding with me and a link to an artist who takes a sketchbook on his rides. I will share the concept in a separate post soon and link to that artist’s work.
Do you have a favorite subject for photography or painting?