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Professional artist Angeline-Marie Martinez discusses where she derives inspiration for her paintings.
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How to Find Inspiration for Paintings
On behalf of Tvlessson.com, my name is Angeline-Marie. I'm a professional artist with Angelinemarie.net. Let's talk a little bit about where to get ideas, inspiration for painting. Well, one way I get inspired is by looking to a ton of photographs, looking around at things, talking to people. Sometimes, maybe you can see in the background, I just start with a really messy canvas. This one started with throwing sand on it, throwing glue on it, throwing all kinds of stuff on this canvas.
And then, I thought, “Wouldn’t that make a really cool background of a palm tree farm because I get to drive to the palm tree farms?” That’s a source of inspiration, just looking around at the world. It gives me ideas where I never know where I'm going to get the idea. Anyway, and I started this canvas with throwing all the textures on it and you notice I have one single palm tree on it because that’s what inspired me when I saw the background.
Other sources of inspiration, I surf the net, I talk to people, I go on vacation, I go to museums, I talk to other artists. There are all kinds of different places where I get my inspiration. Sometimes, I can tell you exactly where I got an idea. Other times, I really struggle to think about it.
Every painting, every drawing has a story and all the stories are different. Sometimes, it’s the just the mood on them. Sometimes, it’s a commission when someone wants me to paint that. And then, I have to work a little harder because they want some certain colors and they want a certain composition and then that’s okay with me, too. That all inspires. And, those are just a few ideas of where to get inspiration.
On behalf of Tvlesson.com, this is Angeline-Marie. Thank you for watching.