Thank you! One can visit any place through one's imagination.
I actually use 3 sources for my humble paintings:
Tutorials from Youtube.
A picture I've taken somewhere as a reference.
"Good artists copy, great artists steal." ~ Pablo Picasso
I try to "steal" from pictures/paintings. If I "steal" a composition, I change some objects and experiment with a very different coloring scheme.
This painting is from type 3, I'm not so talented to paint only by my imagination
Sorry for the long explanation.
Thank you very much for your explanation 🙂 There's nothing bad about using references, especially in realistic paintings where every detail matters. So it does not mean yor are not talented!