Each of these paintings, were created from one reference photo!
Here's the deal with a reference photo: reference! You use it for reference, you don't have to copy it exactly like it is.
1. Use it for a detailed painting.
2. Add a different background to it each time you use it.
3. Add different colors or styles to the subject.
4. Create the painting in different mediums.
5. Use one photo and see just how many paintings can appear!
And that's an artistic challenge for you to try for 2014. :)