The view from our apartment is totally different from the view from our house and in some ways, even though I live in the same neighborhood, I don't recognize the landmarks around me.
But I've been thinking about how a change in perspective could change how we look at our own art.
One of the things I learned from other artists is that you need to flip your work around in every direction to see things you didn't see before. I have found this advice invaluable. It helps me see composition, shapes, and values. It shows me where I need to add or subtract something. If frees me from seeing the details of the image I'm working on to seeing the "whole picture".
I encourage you to try this as one more tool in your art box.
And yes, this is a metal sculpture I used to have in my back yard but now, is placed on my balcony. I love seeing her every day but on a snowy day like today, the outlines really stand out. The artist is Arabella http://arabellasmetal.com/ . She is a Denver-based artist and I feel lucky to have been able to collect two of her women.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a fiber artist and love color and texture!