I sell paintings that are from people photos. One question that is asked repeatedly is what is legal or not. I know paintings before 1926 are public domain so I can paint any Van Gogh etc. However, what can I have painted without running the risk of a lawsuit. Are photos of famous people ok? Are photos that are copywrited ok since they are "an artist interpitation?" And paintings of artwork done after 1926 like Thomas Kinkade. I have got 20 different answers from people that know the law.