During the last few days of any year it seems like everwhere you turn people and news channels are reflecting on life and events. This got me thinking and I decided it would be a fun idea to explore in a painting. I liked the idea too of playing on the double meaning of 'reflect' so from here I began to play with mirrors.
It takes me a while to formulate the image of what I want to create in my mind. I'm a pretty visual/ tactle learner so I like to explore and try ideas first hand to investigate possibilities especially when it involves scientific things like angles of reflections!
James, my trusty photographer, was waiting patiently while I was doing this and decided to have some fun while he waited. I thought you would enjoy seeing me in action in the very intial stages of an idea before I even put pencil to paper ... and yes I'm lying on the floor as this was the easist place to safely position two big mirrors. What a lot of Ona's there are !!!!
Luckily I won't be in my painting. My subject matter will actually be the teddy.
But why a Teddy???...I promise that I will explain this in my next post but for now I wanted to say that while I was playing with the teddy and mirrors another idea for a painting popped into my mind.... this happens sometimes... one thing leads to another.... so we decided to take both reference shots in the same photographic session. A very productive day :)