I’m always telling my students “Do as I say, not as I do.”
A prime example is I will tell them to “Always keep a camera with you.”
I have two cameras that most of the time I don’t even know where they are.
This past Christmas I was sitting at the dining room table, finding appropriate sized boxes to mail some presents to my grand children in Washington, DC. One present I was considering was a slightly used digital camera. I was charging the battery and moving about the house looking for wrapping stuff, the double sided tape, a smaller box and so on.
I was testing the charge on the battery and looked to the left on the floor. I was able to actually get a shot of Daphne before she bolted out of the “too large box” at my feet and ran out the cat door.
I decided to keep the camera which is now in my car. . . . . . . . I think.
When I finally got around to painting from this once in a lifetime photo I decided to devide my palette into warm and cool versions of primary colors red, yellow and blue.
For the sunny areas I used cadmium scarlet, cerulean blue and cadmium yellow medium.
For the shadow areas I used only alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue and yellow ochre. Both sets of color were mixed wtih titanium white or ivory black as I needed lighter or darker shades.
The result, I think, created the warm sunny feel on Daphne’s face inside a box on a cold day