Saturday, June 9, 2012

Photographing paintings....

I realize I haven't posted for awhile, but I have been so busy trying to get some paintings finished, and I am glad to say that it is coming along nicely!  If you have read this blog before you know that I love to start paintings, but that in between part, sometimes get tedious. Dealing with background etc.  My favorite thing to paint is the figure, (unless it is a still life painting, lol) so these past few weeks have been a joy, taking my first layer of quickly laid paint, and softening and smoothing it to look like creamy white skin. 
New camera

Old camera

My current muse/model, has the most beautiful fair skin, and combine that with the fact that I have learned how to take better photographs, so her skin doesn't look so orange, I think the combination has greatly improved my paintings!

New Camera

I am still getting used to my new camera, and am learning more everyday.  I cannot seem to get the same look of the actual painting in the photograph.  I have tried changing most all of the settings, so I even tried using my old camera.  I am going to post a few of the different photos of one painting, using different settings and even different cameras.
Old camera

The painting; my "muse" with another Thiebaud painting, (no title yet) is still in progress (left hand still has first layer of paint, and you can see how much more yellow it is), and I can't wait to punch up the background with another layer of thick paint!


Rubén said...

Suzy: Extraordinario tu dominio de la forma y el color, muy bellas tus obras. Voy a seguir tu trabajo con mucho interés. Felicitaciones!

Suzy said...

Thanks Ruben!