Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ala Mode...


This is an 8x10" oil that I did of my husband at a coffee shop with a piece of blackberry pie in front of him. I painted it on a black canvas, which I've wanted to try for awhile. The canvas is gallery wrapped, so I have painted the edges black, with bits of color from the painting blended in. I won't have to frame this. I may have some corrections to make to this when it dries a bit, but overall, I like it. As always, the wet paint doesn't photograph well - I don't know how to correct for that! - and the painting itself is darker and richer than this photo shows. The glare is especially prominent in the dark areas. Does anyone know what to do about that? I don't use a flash, and shoot pictures in natural light. The solution may be just to be more patient and not take pictures of wet paintings!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wednesday 6/10/09 2:35pm

I am in sad mourning for Good Boy Wooster......my favorite parts of this painting are the shirt and the jacket.....nice fabric shading!.....from Janet on the East Coast

Jennifer said...

It is a rich painting even from the screen. I notice the spoon is on your side of the bowl.....

I don't have the answer on the photography, but I know a number of people who have enjoyed this site - maybe the answer is somewhere in there...
http://digital-photography-school.com/

K Spoering said...

Jessica, will you please post your email address in a comment (I won't post it) so I can contact you? Thanks!