Seth Apter has called upon his followers to re-post some of their favourite 'posts from the past'. I've chosen one from my first year of blogging, 2011. It's a subject that many 'purist' art practitioners pooh pooh but, to me, painting from photos certainly has it's place.
My style has changed since then...but I still use photos as reference when painting abstract works.
From Photo to Easel - 26th March 2011
I regard this as successful as it sold within a few hours of exhibiting, so someone liked it enough to open their wallet.