For those of you unfamiliar with my “COLORED UMBER LAYERING” technique, I am going to post process photos as this painting is developed. But, my beginning steps are always ones of PHOTOGRAPHY. Many items are considered for (in this case a still life) and tried in various arrangements until both the camera and I are satisfied with the composition. Mentally using the Rule of Thirds, the center of interest is determined during the set up. Lighting (I use LED lights) is then played with from various angles, heights and directions until that too has achieved the most dramatic effect possible.