Continuing with Weekly Challenge for WetCanvas – this week the color was Cobalt, who can resist this color.
I experimented with this piece using black paper (Strathmore Papers, Artist 500 Series) – wow, does it change the look or what?! I’m not a big fan of this paper, performs much differently than the hardboards I prepare myself. I have a lot of this paper so I thought it would be a good to use up the supply I have left. I’ve used black paper only one other time- the jury is still out for my taste.
I use Windows 8 photo gallery and InfranView to edit photographs I take of my paintings. So I’m really sorry because the cream in this image is screaming white and my yellow ochre isn’t showing up on the peel – yikes! I haven’t been able to figure out how to correct this, but I’m sure I’ll get there with more practice. Perhaps when painting I may cut back how much I lay down of oil pastel creams and whites by 1/3, and that may help when taking photographs of the paintings. Any thoughts or suggestions on this would be so appreciated.
This oil pastel is a 4×6 still life that I setup for this challenge.
I have just figured out with the help of many wonderful artist and photographer friends what the issue has been with my camera (I’ll be doing a post on this). But for now, I have photographed the painting again and thank goodness this is much closer to what the original painting looks like.