Paint My Photo (PMP) is a wonderful FREE site for those of you that would like to find photos to paint where the photographer has given permission.
In addition to the site is a lovely digital Newsletter that comes out quarterly. It is a fun way to browse through available photos for inspiration.
In this edition there is an interview with Anslie G in Australia that I used for inspiration to paint this “Arabian Reflection.” (Click to enlarge any photos)
Through the interview and portfolio, you get a sense of the photographer’s loves and inspirations.
There is always an artist showing step by step how they painted a particular picture. In this newsletter Neil Nicholson shows painting a landscape with acrylics. Alcohol artists needn’t worry about the medium, the process is helpful.
One of my favorite portions of this newletter is a group of abstract paintings and the photographs that inspired the artist. Awesome and very “inky.”
I hope you enjoy the PaintMyPhoto site and Newsletter as much as I do.
Here’s short video from the founder Roy Simmons describing the reason for the site and you even get to watch him paint a landscape.