Saturday, August 19, 2023


NFS - 16x16in. - Oil. - "Avery"

Avery was a wonderful model. She loves the camera and the camera loves her. For this pose she was in the shade of a big tree, with a lot of darkness behind her. I played around with the reference image on my ipad and decided a light background would work best. The only problem was the dress was suddenly mostly the same value as the background, so I tried an outline and found I really liked it! I have found my ipad to be indispensable for these portraits.


ElspethBL said...

Hi Carol,
This is a lovely portrait, as are all the others!
You mention using your iPad to experiment with adjustments – which program do you use for that?

Looking forward to more portaits, they are really inspiring.
Elspeth Barrie Larsen, Orø. Denmark

Jo Castillo said...

I'm loving your kids! This one is so fun.