A brush stroke or spatter of paint has an energy rarely duplicated inphotography. Photographs have sharp boundaries rarely found inpainting. The merging of the two breeds beautiful results. I startedexperimenting with the combination to capture color, but many otherbenefits soon became clear. I love the immediate composition in theviewfinder, the depth and focus of the paint, and the impact thatlighting brings to photography. The paint's beauty is a combination oftranslucent color and silky texture frozen in time. Mixed withphotography, the result is a lucid but surreal image.