I’m taking a breather from trying to do things I’m not good at and drawing flowers. I’m good at flowers. While not my most ambitious project, flowers — anything botanical, really — are satisfying. The pretty much always come out the way I intend.
My biggest challenge right now is finding a way to take pictures of my pictures without shadowing the pictures. The only place where there’s enough light is in the living room, on the table facing the big window.
To take the photograph, I’ve been sitting in front of the drawing. Now, I’m trying to sit off to one side and angling my arms in to grab the shot. There’s still a shadow, but at least it’s confined to the lower right corner and isn’t in the middle of the photo. These are the moments when I wish I hadn’t given away my lights. ONE light would make a huge difference. I may have to give in and buy one. Then I can shoot on any flat surface — day or night.