This week’s mantra came to me while reviewing some of the paintings that I completed several years ago and being reminded how important it is to set the imagination free. About a year ago, I set aside the brush in favor of advancing my photography skills. Hundreds and hundreds of hours have been applied to the craft of capturing the literal world through the lens and then completing the resulting image for presentation. All the while I’ve believed that somehow the photography will make me a better painter. This morning’s exercise reminds me that the opposite is also true. I can allow my painter’s imagination to have more influence on my photography.
I hope you have a great and productive week!