I started the first painting (“Legato”) to challenge myself, and I needed something for a local group art show.  The show was dance themed and I was looking to represent a contemporary subject.  During my search for reference images I kept coming across one particular photographer’s work (Peddecord Photo).  I ended up referencing one of his photos for this personal project.

After that is when I started to take my art a little more seriously.  I wanted to start showing more, and hopefully sell some paintings, but I didn’t feel done with this particular theme.  I contacted the photographer, showing him my painting, and asked for permission to use another photo as reference for a twin painting (“Legato Inverted”).  He graciously agreed.  I am very thankful to him, as his work inspired two of my favorite pieces.

 

“Legato” 18x18 Acrylic on Canvas

Photo by Peddecord Photo

“Legato Inverted” 18x18 Acrylic on Canvas

Photo by Peddecord Photo