For me, travel is one of the keys to inspiration, which then leads me to creative thinking, and ending, hopefully, with an excellent painting.
|Scenes of Gargnano, Italy along Lake Garda|
I was able to sneak in a tour of Berlin after the workshop this year, and I took many photos of the Reichhstaag, which is one of my favorite buildings in the world.
The very nature of the building and the many reflective surfaces lend itself to painting.....I love the natural abstraction of the angles. Whenever discussing design in class, I advise students to "make it irregular, make it oblique and make it unpredictable." This building exemplifies some of those major adages of good design.
Happy Painting! Catherine Hillis www.catherinehillis.com