|A View in Florence|
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
6 x 8 in/15.2 x 20.3 cm
Some painters and/or art leagues frown upon using another's artistic vision (photo) as a motif, as if it were somehow immoral.
The act of rendering a painting is difficult enough--the inspiration, the imagination, the execution, not to mention the angst many painters feel in making that first brushstroke--without invoking some provincial code of what is or isn't acceptable.
Please. To those I would say, life is too short, and there should be no place in painting for such pettiness.