I paint from photos. I like to take my own because it's important to get a feel for the house and to see all the details, even though they might not all be included in the painting, I need to understand how everything relates. I need to study the house and have a choice of views. I like to find a time of day when the sun is hitting the house in a way that produces strong and interesting shadows.
However, I have done many portraits long distance from the owner's photos.
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