“Lloyd”, a portrait in progress
I had another portrait ready to post, but I thought I’d post this one instead because of the source. (You can see a larger version by clicking on the image.) This is from an image posted on Paint My Photo. I received a note yesterday from Robyn Lovelock, reminding me of the resources available there. The website’s Homepage states “Paint My Photo (PMP) Is for the sharing of reference photos for creating derivative Artwork without copyright worries.” The rules are pretty simple:
~ “Please only paint derivative works from photographs, not from reproductions of members’ artwork.”
~ “Members may only share photographs 1) that they have taken themselves or 2) for which they have full copyright ownership.”
Much like the Image Library on WetCanvas, there is no apparent requirement to credit the source, but if one is posting a painting online, it seems like the polite thing to do. My reference photo of Lloyd was taken by Li Newton.
The palette for this, so far, consists of ultramarine blue, raw sienna, red, yellow ochre, and titanium white. Even though I have an awful long way to go with this one, I thought I’d post it and then we’ll see where it ends up after another session or two.