Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How to take photos of your art. Don't ask me!
This has been a thorn in my side that I can't seem to overcome. Especially in the wintertime when a dash outdoors to try and get a decent shot while the wind does its best to make a painting airborne.
This is the best of the shots I got, and is dark, but glared. Photoshopping made it a little better, but I am so frustrated that it's not good enough to put on my pet portrait site or my Etsy Shop as a sample.
I did enjoy painting her. The nose! The eyes! And that fluffy, tangled fur. I painted in lots of color but so flat looking here. Also, the cushion made of kimono fabric I found online to paint. It's really a modified cerulean blue, with tones of greens, reds, cool blues and whites in the pattern.
Ah, well. Lesson learned here is not to mail out commissions til I check and make sure I get a better shot, no matter what it takes! Anyway, this gorgeous Japanese Chin is oil on canvas, 8 x 10.