I have been seeing a lot of this going around.  It is a photograph– and it has been painted on.  No big deal right?  Not unless the artist claims to have painted it…

Photography is naturally a valid form or art, painting on a photograph has been done for years.  Even back in the day artists used the camera obscura as a means of transferring images to canvas.  What bites my ass is when artists employ these techniques and then say they painted by hand– not referring to any of the tools they used. I feel it is in some way fraudulent, not true.  Why the heck not say you painted over a print…  I mean — we know you did it!

What do you think about it?

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