Last night I was getting ready for bed and decided to just do a quick drawing of something – anything! – before hitting the hay. My camera caught my eye. Instead of being blue, it is really black, and the strap is black, and it was on a copy of something in black and white. Strong shadows, too, from a lamp on the desk. What the hell . . . just do it and then paint it. As I like the effects of lines – Sailor’s Carbon Ink in a fountain pen – I decided to just use primaries, and blue was the choice for the strap, red and blue (i.e. violet) for the strap, a green for the rest of it. I wanted to catch the shadows – the light and the dark – more than anything. And here we are, half asleep while doing it.