If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it [but] people would be better off buyin' chickens.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
I can't believe it, but I got up at 5:00 in the morning, just like the photographers books tell you to do, and took my camera for a walk. Next time I think I'll take my tripod too.
It was a misty morning. Such beautiful soft colours. I want to paint landscapes but I don't think I'll get round to it this summer. I must make the effort to take more photos though before I go back to the UK.
I love my camera but it is heavy, so I'm reluctant to take it everywhere with me. Also I don't like viewing everything through a lense. I like to experience things first hand and I feel I have to switch gears when I look through a camera. Like I'm not really part of the picture anymore.
My eyes have been sensitized to colour on my walks and runs this summer. When I spend a lot of time mixing paint colours I find myself looking for those colours in the world around me. Becoming more sensitive to them. I have been mixing alot of warm neutrals like in this photo of my foot. I love the way the pinks and reds pop in this photo.