Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quietly Following

I am so enjoying laying down these layers of color, the deliberate placing of the brush, my arm moving across the paper on a hopefully smooth line, breath flowing and the lift off of the brush at the end of the line; and repeating for the next line, and the next. I'm impatient for the washes to dry though so I go up to the computer and play. I am still having a hard time shooting good photos of these pale works, although I have added more color to the washes, so these are detail shots, layered on the computer, which is a great way to see how future works might want to sit on the paper. If anyone has suggestions for how to shoot white on white with a touch of pencil I would welcome them!

oils on paper, 2013

oils on paper, 2013

oils on paper, 2013


  1. Photographing white on white is always difficult. If there is any texture in your paintings, I suggest you place the lighting at an angle that enhances it, even if only subtly. And editing helps a lot. Try increasing the contrast in your images, slightly but enough to allow the viewer to perceive what they cannot see in real life.

    I wish I could see them in real life!

    1. Thanks Ersi Marina, it really is tricky, The best I have so far are taken outside, where I bracketed the shots. I got the best from the underexposed, that I tweeked in photoshop, adjusting the white balance was crucial. Thanks so much for your suggestions, I'll post some photos soon.


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