I am really into painting from photographs (free reference ones) that I find on the internet. There doesn't seem to be anything in my head to paint from, and I am not inspired by painting from life, so photos it is! I just discovered a new Facebook Group, where they post a different picture every month for you to paint from, in any style, using any medium (except digital) and any size. I usually paint ATC size 2.5 x 3.5 inches, so this is a fun little challenge for me. It's called Different Strokes Art Challenge and the people are really nice! I don't get out much, so the internet is a wonderful asset for me. I meet such great people and my days just fly by when I am painting.
So far I have done this month's challenge (A Macaw) twice, and am starting on doing the rest of the challenges they have already completed. You can go back and use any of the previous photos for inspiration and post the resulting artwork on the page. I love going through the albums and trying different things I would never usually choose to paint. And I use different styles and mediums to challenge myself further.
Here are the Macaws: