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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Under a Blackened Sky - Abstract Acrylic on Cradled Panel

Under A Blackened Sky
11x14" Acrylic on Cradeled Panel

This idea has been burning a whole in my head for many months so I had to get it down on canvas, or should I say panel, to stop it from keeping me awake at nights.  I can get a little obsessive with art...anyway, I think it turned out pretty close to how I saw it in my head.

Of course the photo does not do it justice.  It is tricky photographing shiny acrylic paintings.  I may need to do some serious experimenting to figure out how to capture the layers and texture on camera.  The black and white areas especially do not photograph well and just look flat in the photo but in real life you can see the built up layers of texture and values.  Acrylics are SO much fun!


andrea said...

Photographing artwork is an art in itself! I have a lot of trouble capturing my drawings on black, but have developed a procedure that does the best with what I have. I do have a perfect spot outside where I photograph my artwork and feel really lucky when I have one of those bright days with high overcast that creates the best results with the clearest colour rendition and no reflections/shadows.

Costescu said...

I know I keep saying I am going to set up a photo area but it cuts into my painting time ;) One trick I have found that works pretty good is laying the piece flat on the ground outside out of direct light and zooming in (prevents distortion which drives me crazy) I try to hold my breath & stay as still as possible and works pretty good....until I get my photo area set up at least. Still have not made my mahl stick so I am guessing the photo area will be awhile ;)