Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Friday, June 21, 2013
This is Johar. I met her at a coffee shop where she worked in Washington DC. I was on my own visiting galleries and taking photos like a crazed tourist when I decided I needed a sit-down and cup of coffee. Johar was my server and I was not only captivated by her beauty and interesting hair, but by her presence...her genuine sweetness. This was a quick portrait, but I really wanted to capture her spirit, and her image. It worked and I got to mix some of my new brilliant blue paint into the skin tones. New paint....it really is like having a new color crayon! I am going to email this to Johar, because she was gracious enough to let me photograph her. I am trying really hard to understand the differences between what you actually see and what a photograph offers. It is a hard thing to get, but it is worth it for me because I really like painting from images I capture, especially when I am traveling.