Monday, July 13, 2009

The Process

I remember in art school they said, "only paint if you have to". I have to.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Aspens Better Image Color

This was shot using the new digital camera, which has an adjustment to compensate for using my tungsten floodlight bulbs. It had to be reduced in size to post on the blog, so it is less detailed than it will be on the website, but that is where it is going next.

I fiddled around with the camera, the tripod and so on, and though I still ended up with a bit of distortion (the bottoms of the paintings keep being narrower than the tops, so I end up cutting off a tiny bit of the sides at the tops), I have mostly learned the new method.

I thought I had ruined the quick release camera mount on the tripod, then later saw that I had the mount on backwards on the camera. Fixed that, and bingo! it snapped right in.

Now I can ship this baby to a gallery!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

OK That's Enough Already!

I did just a few touches on this painting, and finally I will take it to the photographer this week, and ship it out once it is back.

Aspens Again?

I was fooling around with the aspen trunks and then I had unify them with a pale green wash on the trunks. Now the interest is where it was for me at the time, on the distinctive white slender trunks (all one organism, by the way, not individual trees, botanically), and the yellow green of the leaves.