Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Something fishy going on.
In my paintings I use photos to paint directly from or use partially for inspiration or information. I have a painting idea in my head that I need to set up and photograph. My problem is that I need live props. No not a nude model. A goldfish. A goldfish in a plastic bag. I have painted this subject matter before and pulled it off without actually having the fish. This time they are needed so I can get certain information on the bag and reflections. I can't pull this from my brain as much as I'd like to.
My problem is....I don't want to care for fish. I don't want to flush them. I've asked a few people if they would want them and they said no. I'm thinking the pet store won't take back a goldfish. So here's my thought, buy the fish, have the photoshoot with them as quick as possible. Take the fish back to the pet store and leave them on the counter and just leave. I don't need my 50 cents back and they aren't going to let them sit there and die. Do you think this is a good idea? Do you have a better one?