I got my references from Paint My Photo. They are copyright free and all you need to do after you use a reference is let the photographer know, and link to your painting so they can see it. If you have a page on their site you can show your painting there also. Below is the reference called "Dancing Down The Road."
Below is my painting from Dancing Down The Road.
10" x 8" Oil on gessoed panel, unframed
My other reference from Paint My Photo was called "Cuban Dancers", see below.
Since we were only to paint one figure, I had to change the arms and balance of the figure. This is not finished. I need to put something in her hands. I am thinking a jump rope(?). and I need to shape her face better and put a hint of her features but not enough to distract from the overall figure.
See my WIP painting below.
7" x 5" oil on gessoed panel, unframed
I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2015!