My paintings evolve from photographs taken during travel, trips, hikes... or sometimes sent to me by family and friends. Thanks to computer technology my bank of pictures has grown tremendously and I no longer feel deprived of subject matter or serious lack of inspiration for most of the time. Everything I need at any moment is available at the push of a button. No more waiting for film development or to order prints. I have control over the size, color, brightness, contrast, etc. of those images. There are certainly advantages to computers that I would hate to miss.
Those photos are not copied literally. There are certain aspects that form the base of the paintings, but I will change the colors, alter the composition or add/delete certain things. Once a panting is started, it takes its own course.