Monday, December 14, 2015

Picking the Best

sold. (6x6in.)

I lit this scene with a soft, florescent daylight bulb. I often do that with flowers because my regular, halogen spotlight seems to overwhelm them. When roses are lit like this (and not at all from behind), I find it works best to squint at them and pick an average color. I cover the whole rose area with that color, then add the darks and lights on top of it, squinting the whole time and avoiding too much detail.


Wendy Barrett said...

A great bit of advice about the squinting. But will it make my crow's feet worse?:)

Jane Kelly said...

I saw the Dibenkorn exhibition recently and was interested to see his still life painting, including pairs of scissors