Hence, the photos below. I snapped a bunch of them and then selected three photos I thought had interesting interplay of shapes and shadows and a fresh composition. I used the shapes and lines I saw in these to create a set of three watercolor paintings that represent a potential interpretation of "recycling" - taking something that's out there and reinventing it in a new way.
And here we go ... A few finishing touches like glue along the separating lines in my painting and it's all done. Would you ever know this colorful pieces came out of a photo of garbage bins? That's what I am interested in: taking anything and everything that surrounds us and giving it a new life - a new spin - through art.
Interested in learning more? I teach a class called "From Photograph to Modern Art" at VisArts in Rockville, MD, about just this cool techniques. Hop over to VisArt's website and sign up to join me on this fun artistic adventure. See you in class!