Photos as Reference Material

car reflections, abstract images in chrome and car finishes, debi riley art

Zoom into a flower with just the stamens, or zoom into a glass vase with just its reflections, maybe take a photo of just clouds only, or the ripples in a pool, perhaps in black and white, or sepia.

In other words, take photos in a way you have not tried before nor have seen done before.      BE   Different!

With a selection of your own,  unique photos to use as reference material you’ll find it much easier to begin to paint bolder, freer, and in a distinctive voice that expresses what you want to convey.

A great way to develop your artistic creativity

is to take photos with the “specific intent” of Originality.

Use  your photos,  as  Springboards,  into creativity.


Published by debiriley

The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

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