I've been following a fantastic blog named Different Strokes from Different Folks. Karin Jurik is a wonderful artist and photographer who will post a picture for inspiration. Artist from all over paint their interpretation of it, send her a jpeg and the weeks results are posted. It is facinating to see the different takes on it.
This is the first time I've submitted a painting. I went into this with little expectations... dark, a monument, blah attiude. But I love it how it turned out. I had a lot of fun working darker than I usually do, the glowy lights, the misty atmosphere. The hardest part? Not looking at Karin's blog until I was finished so I wouldn't be influenced.