My creative process | Everything is tied and yet not
The main lesson I have learnt while learning water colour painting from artist Clayton De Freitas was to be "Bold and Brave"
My creative process with my photography involves as I can now parallel with painting, after this lesson, and the setting up of a painting is to work with a specific goal (even if the goal is capture freely, wo structure wo an agenda), a technique as the common thread, a story in mind, an inspirational shot or sketch...something in my mind that I am looking to capture, a theme, a common thread. This is so unless of course I'm capturing in the moment whatever catches my eye and then still believe it or not there is still something that inspires, the composition, how I capture light and subjects in each frame.
After having inspiration for a painting to me the second most critical thing is the colour palette and preparing that.
The mixing of the shades, tints and tones. The primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Those that complement. Whether to go at it with mono-chromatic, analogous or achromatic colours. Colours and Light come to mind. Color and Distance is also important to me when deciding these things.
My colour study involves the play on these elements listed above and the below scene as inspiration. I read the above quote in this space pictured, dreaming of white, light and wood (as in the material and warm wooden tones) and prepare some for Alckemi product photography. My vision is of an essential, purposeful rich-local life. I am approaching this as slowly as this feels and hope to inspire a similar slowness in you. Can you feel it?