INTRODUCTION

I often hear the words 'how do you know what to paint' or 'I cant think of anything to paint'.    This is because the 'subject-matter collection and stimulation machinery' section of that creative person is not functioning.    Creative folk should never have to put up with such a dilemma.

Sure, there will be times when you don't feel like doing certain things, but with a proper emphasis in your life on the collection of subject-matter stimuli then there should rather be a backlog of ' things to be done if I only could find the time!'   You can develop a culture of collecting things to spice-up your aesthetic taste buds!   I have a library of tens of thousands of collected images which I share with folk who paint with us.    Some of the sub-collections are special, like documented photos and sketches from my travels, and only for my use, whilst others are general scenes, and can be used by all.    This section has a limited collection of such general images for you to look at.

Picasso apparently said that a bad artist will copy, whilst a true artist will steal!

Whilst in this section only I relinquish the copyright I hold over the photographs contained therein, it is my desire that they should be 'stolen' from, in the name of art.    To 'steal' means to turn it into your own, rather than to just do a mechanical facsimile.    You add an 'inventive step forward'.    You will know if you are doing this.    We also all know that most artists say that they don't work off photographs but that most of them do.    And if used correctly, to steal from, then I have no problem with that.    Further conditions in respect of the relinquishing of copyright are set out in the box below.

So feel free to explore the possibilities and ideas which you might get from this compilation.    On the sister CD to this one, there is a further catalogue of 254 entirely different photographs, in same main categories, giving a total library of 500 copyright-free photos which I am making available to start a nucleus for your own collection of stimulating images..

12 CATEGORIES - 254 IMAGES

CLICK ON A CATEGORY, SELECT YOUR IMAGE, AND PRINT IT OUT

( DEMO VERSION - ONLY ARCHITECHTURE IS ACTIVE )


Select any of images below to view each gallery

Architechture
22 photos of cottages, buildings, etc
Animals & Birds
31 photos of animals, birds.
People General
20 photos of people
Townships & Rural Settlements
16 photos of oils
Flowers
12 photos of flowers
Trees, Foliage, Aloes ect
11 photos of trees
Garden Route Scenes
28 photos of GC
Western & Southern Cape
23 photos of oils with
General Landscape Scenes
39 photos of landscapes
Sea Scenes General
18 photos of oils.
Namibia - General Scenery
13 photos of oils
General Accessories
19 photos of boats, trains, windmills

CONDITIONS OF USE IN SECTION 12

I, Dale Elliott, holder of the copyright over the photographs included in this section, do hereby give permission for the said photographs to be used by the purchaser of this programme, and by that purchaser only, for bona fide personal painting references.

No photo or part thereof may be used , published, reproduced, traded, exchanged, sold, or be utilised as an object of commerce under any circumstances whatsoever, without the prior written approval of
Dale Elliott.

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Copyright 2003 Dale Elliott.