|"Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee,"|
My camera is my key tool in finding possible subject matter. I paint primarily using photographs. I doodle from life, but stop the image and the light from changing with a single click of the shutter, (or five).
After going through just a few photos, I saw I did manage to collect lots of interesting heads for drawing sessions and a few possible paintings. I don't know if I should post examples, so I probably shouldn't. You're going to have to wait till my brush or pencil have my way with them.
All my shots were candid. No one knew I was aiming the lens their way. I had no one's permission. I didn't ask for it. I like doing portraits of people caught off guard reacting to whatever. I am a die hard people watcher and shutterbug.
In between cropping and adjusting the values of my Mexico shots, I've been participating in a Face Book challenge launched by Martine Allison. Here are my other entries, (two more to go), for the 7 Photographs, 7 days, 7 friends Nature Challenge:
|Efflorescent Caribbean Sea, Cancun, A Study in Blues.|
|Winter White Out, Wipe Out.|
|Mourning Doves? Lovebirds?|
And here's a sneak preview of my last two contributions:
|Water Over The Rocks, Straight Up.|
Summer Rain is a special photograph. It served as a reference for a painting:
|Summer Rain, Oil over Acrylics. 30" x 45"|
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I WISH ALL OF YOU THE BEST OF PAINTING IN 2016!