I am in the waiting area recently. I can’t take my eyes off the woman sitting across from me. She is wearing a black and white striped dress, has a black and white purse and is holding a cell phone in a black and white striped case.
After the intrigue of the moment turns into a serious study, I get up my nerve to politely ask “Excuse me, would you mind if I took a photo of you?
I am an artist, and I think your look would make an interesting painting. I won’t show your face.” She agrees, and I show her the photo, quipping that I’m surprised that she didn’t finish the look with black and white shoes. She says ( in all seriousness), “I’m having a pedicure today, so I couldn’t wear them.”
Sometimes your inspiration can be right in front of you! Working on this painting now:
Heather Kelley is a member artist at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. View her bio and a partial portfolio, HERE