I’m wondering, specifically about taking a photo and then making a painting from it.
Isn’t the photo enough? What does the painting add to the experience? We have the advantage of photography as an art form now. Why do we paint then? I can understand the artist is expressing his vision of reality. Maybe that explains abstraction. Does the painting mean more than the photo?
Have I totally confused you? I sure would welcome your comments.
With that said, I did have fun composing a still life to photograph and then, paint:
Here is my finished painting:
I learned much by completing this painting, so in that it has value.
Here are a few quotes I found on the subject: