Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Yeppoon Ebb

In the course of my painting career, I have taken thousands of photographs. The biggest challenge after a ‘gathering information’ trip is deciding which image to select, from the thousands of photographs taken, to use for a painting. Often, one will stand out from a series and say, “Paint me.” Yeppoon Ebb was one of those photographs.

The combination of late afternoon light; the colours; and the composition of the boats was a bit flukey … but then, after all, serendipity is the guardian angel of an artist.

As all of my photographs areenhanced. I used to have a hangup about using the computer as an artistic tool – but I reasoned that if the computer was a tool available to Leonardo da Vinci, then he would have used it. However, I try not to let it override my artistic integrity.

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