About a month ago I decided it was time to let my toddler paint for the first time. I had previously bought a painting smock online and I found some washable watercolors so I prepped the kitchen table and we started painting.
When I was first starting my photography career I met a man who ran a small local magazine. He saw my work and asked if I would be interested in taking photos for an article he wanted to publish about a friend of his. Of course, I said yes, so he gave me instructions on what he was looking for and then connected me with Emily.
Recently I decided to re-read ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho. The copy that I have happens to be a 25th anniversary edition and has a forward written by the author about his experience writing and publishing his book years ago. I don’t think I read this the first time I read the book so when I read the forward, I was surprised by his story.
Over the years I have seen a lot of different ways that artists portray themselves and their work. Some people I know are very private about their processes and others are not.
So what’s the difference and why does it matter?
How do you go from photography to painting?
This question has been on my mind ever since I started painting. How did I get here? What am I going to do with this? How do I make this work with my photography if I can?
So. Many. Questions.
Here is the brief story of the transition, (brief meaning as short as I could get it).