Clouds pass through the sky. Countless lives begin, and countless end. Light from the sun passes through a leaf outside a window in early summer. Mountains grow and fall. Space hums.
Painting from photographs allows one to study in depth a moment in a specific place in time. Taking weeks to analyze and render this fleeting moment, one in effect extends that moment both historically and culturally. Conversely, painting from observation things that have been dug up from the ground or found in