Don’t Steal – Use Photos From Good Sources
Many artists use photos from the internet for painting. If you paint someone else’s photo and show it or sell it, without permission, you are breaking the copyright law. Luckily, there are billions of photos out there you can download and use that DO have permission, built in. Here are five sites that I use.
1. Paint My Photo.com
This butterfly is from a photo by Robin Brady on Paint My Photo. You have to sign up (free) and then you can browse by subject, and ‘like’ the photos you want to find again. They have helpful instructions and love to see your paintings from their photos. Read the rules about when you need to give the photographers credit.