Hey guys! Welcome to my first blog post. I will be using this space to document my inspirations which mostly come from the places around me that I am able to explore and document which then become aspects of my pieces. This first post will demonstrate where I got my inspiration for my piece: "Feels Like Home".
Many people often ask me: "Do you use reference photos for your paintings or do they come from your imagination?" The simple answer is both! I love to take photos, so when I'm out and about either traveling or in my home town of Seattle, I will take some photos and then use aspects from the photos and incorporate them into my own style to translate my vision.
These photos below were taken from a recent hike I went on near North Bend in Washington State. This hike is called "Kendall Katwalk", it was supposed to be a sunny day in September but really ended up being very misty and rainy! At first, I was bummed out, but it actually gave me the inspiration to make a misty forest with some mushrooms.
This piece "Feels Like Home" is still a work in progress, I will continue to work on adding details but I hope these photos will give you a better idea of where I got my inspiration for this painting.