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Since I am not a great photographer nor do I own a great camera (and may never get to Africa to photograph Meerkats), I need good reference material to paint from. I often Google a subject such as cows, go to images, then tools and pull down the drop down bar that says usage rights and pick “labeled for reuse”. The following photo is from one such search. I also use copyright free photo websites like Morgue File and Paint My Photo. If I need really old reference photos I go to the library of Congress since all photos taken 1925 and earlier have no copyright associated with them. There is a wealth of information on the Web. Don’t despair if you are not a photographer yet still want to paint a realistic subject and not infringe on copyright laws.
Happy St.Patrick’s Day! This is a painting by Diane Hoeptner. She paints incredible cats and is an incredible artist! Here is a link to her blog. Subscribe if you can to see all her fantastic artwork! http://dianehoeptner.blogspot.com/2018/03/st-patricks-day-discounts.html?m=0
‘Viola Behind Bars’, 8″×10″, acrylic. Calf waiting for slaughter. Being a vegetarian, mostly vegan, I feel very saddened by the plight of most farm animals. Meat is so sanitized in the market from where it truly comes from. My aim is to show you that it came from a beautiful being. Please don’t eat veal.