Wednesday, January 21, 2015


"Daydreamin'", original oil painting, 6" x 6", unframed
For purchase information, please visit my daily painting website HERE

I am always watching kids when I am out and about.  Once I was almost accused of stalking because I was taking lots of photos of kids playing on the beach at Clearwater!  The mom accosted me and wanted to know why I was taking photos of HER child.  I explained that I take photos of MANY children and women for reference for paintings.....that I do not paint strictly from the photo, but sometimes just use postures or light effects.  She was not swayed and asked me to delete her child's photo.  THAT was a first!  I produced my copy of photographer's rights (always kept in my camera bag), explaining that any public place is fair game for photographers, but as a COURTESY, I would delete her child's photo.

This is NOT that  I took this photo at another public event...the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.  That event is coming up soon and I always load up on my people references there.  :)

Btw, I am still one day behind in the "30 in 30" challenge.  ;)  Don't worry, I will catch up.  I just had too much fun with this one!


watercolors said...

What a beauty for one day.

SMV said...

I'm so impressed with this painting, Debra - the eyes, the glass baubles, her expression and her hair! She looks completely authentic, like one of my little cousins - gorgeous!

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