This painting was done from a photograph: "Some artists have an idea that it is unethical to paint watercolors from photographs. However, a photograph represents nothing more than a record of an actual scene. If the artist exercises the same care in composing his painting from a photo that he would have used if painting from the subject itself, the finished painting should be equally acceptable".
Frederic Whitaker,"Whitaker on Watercolor", Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1963.


  • Title: Village Fountain
  • Creator: Frederic Whitaker, 22 x 30 in. Watercolor. Private Collection.
  • Creator Lifespan: 1891/1980
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: La Jolla, California
  • Creator Birth Place: Providence, R.I
  • Date: 1954/1954
  • Date Created: 1954
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://whitakerwatercolors.org/

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