“Latte, please,” JDCM said. Colin stands behind the bar, talking of his love of chewing on coffee beans. Fresh from his bi-athalon on Naxos, he is feeling sprightly and full of energy. He was able to shave off 6 seconds from the last event of this type so that’s a win and new personal best…Bravo Colin!
On other notes my portrait sessions have begun and I have photographed one student, the artist Jackie Massari and one of the instructors, the painter Jun-Pierre Shiozawa. I hope to work with Colin Brown and his wife Stella later this week, perhaps Wednesday afternoon. Couples are more difficult than single subjects, but I hope to work this out. I’ll do some research on the subject so I can get some ideas first.
Other students are using the studio as well which is a good thing, and I am eager to see their work. My painting is moving along and I am getting the hang of glazing, scumbling and the balance of colors. We are still using a limited pallet and I understand why. I am champing at the bit, however, to open up the brighter, more vibrant hues and work them in. This will come with time.
Weather still fine, cool at night, etc…