Recently I got to see, in person, the exact view of a painting I did of NYC for someone special a few months ago. I painted the painting using a photograph as inspiration since I had not seen the scene in person myself (yet!). However, when I arrived at Brooklyn Bridge Park and saw "my painting" in real life, I was speechless for a moment. As much as I love painting a scene/ city/ view after I've traveled there in person....its almost more fulfilling for me to paint something before I see it, and then go travel there to find the exact view I painted. Because up until that moment, it existed in my mind only as a painting and offers limitless possibility.
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