Lone Apple

People often ask me, if I paint from photos.   When the temperature drops much below 50* that answer is YES.  However, the more I paint the less my finished piece looks like the photograph.  As an example, Lone Apple was painted using the photo you see here.  Clearly you can see that the photo was the genesis of the final painting, but I hope you see and feel the qualities which have been added by my desire to bring you an enjoyable painting.