Paddling by Dan Johnson
The Distant Falcon by Dan Johnson

The Distant Falcon

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The “Distant Falcon”, is the same windmill – De Valk – as in my previous Leiden painting.

The reference photo for this painting was taken from the bridge that crosses the Rijnsburgersingel canal.

I’d love to buy a boat one day and cruise the canals of The Netherlands.

For now I’ll make do with looking at the painting!

Happy bidding 🙂

The Falcon by Dan Johnson

How to Find Painting Reference Photos Without Breaking the Law

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m out and about, especially when travelling abroad or in the countryside, I’ve always got one eye on my surroundings, looking for potential scenes to photograph for use as painting reference.

I’ve got quite a backlog of image files just waiting to be painted.

But sometimes, the photos don’t inspire me, and I want to paint something that I don’t have a reference for.

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"Avo" by Dan Johnson