Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Bit More on the Saga ...

I decided it needed some more shadow on the right and definition below both figures, so I painted a w/w with a brown mix and a blue-black mix, keeping it loose. I had a question from fellow artist/blogger Vicki Wood [or St. Vicki, as I think of her, for her great care of rescue dogs] about lighting when photographing paintings. The above was taken under my regular Verilux studio light.
This was taken with the "daylight" bulb alone.

This photo was taken under lighting of the Verilux and a "daylight" bulb. It's an unbelievable difference.

As always, your comments are most welcome.

The Continuing Saga of Bruno

I think I left off here, with just some light washes of color in the two moons.

I darkened the "wall" in front of the horse, and started intensifying the colors in both figures.

More color. This photo was taken in studio light.

Same stage, in overcast daylight.
Again, I must apologize for the color variations.  It's so frustrating, and neither photo is accurately showing the colors nor the values. Is is the camera? the editing system on the computer?

I was hoping to ride today, but it is so incredibly wet. Apparently, we in B.C. are having the coldest and wettest June ever. OH BOY!! Yes, Bruno has his snorkeling gear on, and would like another pair of flippers, as he wore his out last summer.
And I did manage to get over to my vet's, and scale his dogs' teeth. Yes, sometimes this hygienist makes house calls. Anyway, I'm working on this painting, as I still don't know how I will approach the bridge painting.  Considering the weather, I should have a lot of indoor time to think about it.

As always, your comments are most welcome.