Monday, July 03, 2006
My boss asked me to do a portrait of her dad. Ordinarily I insist on taking my own reference shots but he died a long time ago, so that was out of the question. She picked a wedding photo of hers! This is the result - I'm pleased with it - I hope she is too. I'm still practicing getting my photography right so please bear with me!
I had a lightbulb moment yesterday - I was thinking about abstracts - which I love and it struck me that I love abstracts like Rothko that have lots of colour - it may only be one colour but its definitely colour. Yet I love black and white photography and detailed realism in black and white. So it occurred to me that maybe I need to limit my detailed work to graphite and paint abstracts - that fills me with terror as I have no idea where to start with an abstract. Maybe I'll just gaze in wonder at other people's abstracts and go on painting and drawing realism in monochrome.