Saturday, January 15, 2011

Barrier Boy

Finish of that painting I posted progress on awhile back. I now understand why some painters never take photos of their work, it totally changes it! Like in this painting the crystal bits change when you move and actually photographing something shiny without making it just come out as a giant white blotch is near impossible. Plus all the colors were dimmed and look muddy :(. Any tips on how to photograph a painting? Am a bit frustrated by how sloppy it became, but overall this here lonely scandinavian boy feels like a giant step in the right direction. 


  1. The only time I got the nearest to perfect colors with photos was if I took them while hanging in my schools studio classes, which have epic "WHITE"(essential) overhead lighting. Also, play around with the hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, & color balance settings under Image>adjustments in photoshop.

    But of course it will never be perfect, so ya better start making a lot of art and start gallery hopping.

  2. also, the correct white balance on your camera helps out a lot as well. Avoid, using flash when possible.