Wednesday, March 26, 2008
"Cut in Half" --- SOLD
I realized a few days ago that when I save an image for the web (as a .jpg) it noticeably reduces the saturation of the colors. Man! What really bugs me is that I've been saving images this way for years and I JUST noticed it! But then once I was on a friend's computer looking at my blog and thought they were way too saturated. I suppose we can't account for everything. Sigh.
This orange bell pepper was abandoned by one of my students at my workshop last weekend. It was kind of old and getting wrinkled on the outside, so I cut it in half to paint. I actually had a whole bag-full of produce leftover from the workshop. I painted what I could and juiced the rest. I hate to waste. : ) Only one apple remains. Oh, and I still had glass in my shadow box, hence the little highlights on the undersides of the pepper pieces. Because the peppers are translucent the light shone through them and made their shadows "red".