Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just to let you know I'm still working...

"The Watering Can"

Guys this is a terrrrrrrible photo but I wanted to post it anyway just to prove I'm still painting (and to get Bill off my back - ha, love ya Bill).

Any advice out there for photographing paintings without a bunch of ritzy gizmos? I have a 4.0 Olympus Camedia Digital Camera. Normally I snap my photos outside - early morning - out of direct sunlight and that's been very productive. However, we have had cloudy weather for days now and I can't get an outside photo.

I'd love any tips you can share. But in the meantime, this will give you a suggestion of my newest painting. Oil on a 7x9 inch stretched canvas entitled "The Watering Can". This photo misrepresents the white lilacs, making them look more pale pinkish - violet. (Yeah right, run out and get a tube of that why don't cha?). But in person there is much more white in the lilacs. The background is also much much darker. A better transition from the back of the table to the distant wall....I just have to get you a better picture, then you'll get it. I'll keep trying -

4 comments:

rob ijbema said...

love the hard cool metal feel of the pot vs the soft flowers...
i take my pics outside on a overcast day cara and use photofiltre to correct,you can get it here for free,
www.photofiltre.com
it is a very easy program.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - Thanks for the comment and especially for the advice. I appreciate it.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Try this little light box set-up..works great. http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Jennifer - thank you so much -