Yesterday in my painting class I worked all day on a painting of the Bloedel Reserve. I had taken in five photographs to choose from and discussed which one to paint with my instructor. She helped me select a photo that was far from my first choice.
Mid day I was doing well, but by the end of the day the painting was not working. I had wished I had selected another photograph to paint. As the day ended, she commented that I select lonely looking photographs to paint, then have a hard time with them.
Perhaps I should listen to my inner spirit and select the photograph I love, not the one someone else thinks would work.
What do you think? What works best for you?