When I see a scene that I would like to paint, I take a long shot of it, then close up shots.
The reason? Because when you photograph a long shot, there are things that are not clearly visible in the photo.
Therefore, taking closer shots of the same subject gives you more visual information.
This was a series of shots from last week when I was down viewing the
glorious cherry blossoms in
There were families and couples everywhere, but these two were in a setting that
worked for my painting purposes!