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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Why Artists Go Crazy

Are Artists Crazy?

Not much doubt there.
And here's one of the reasons.

I did this fun, abstracty (I know it's not really a word)
background the other day and I thought I'd do a progression of a painting using it, so I took a photo of it.
Didn't like it.
So I moved it.
Didn't like it.
So I moved it.
Do you see a pattern evolving.
 
With every pic I checked
to see if it was closest to the actual colors. 
 
They weren't!
 
You hear all these suggestions for taking photos of art
  • Take it in natural light
  • Take it in the morning or evening
  • Have your camera on a tripod
  • Make sure the painting is parallel to a wall
  • Hang your tongue out the left side of your mouth 
Are you kidding me?
 
These pictures were all taken within2 minutes of each other,
in my studio.
If I had taken them outside, it is so humid here now,
it would have been as if you were looking through fog.
 
The last photo is the most correct,
but that's not really saying much.
 
See you later when I can calm down and paint something
on that background.
 
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Click HERE to give a little look see to my online beginning painting course and individual iris painting class. 
 
I just created a Pinterest board, Motivation Monday, featuring all my Motivation Monday blog posts.
Click HERE to check it out.  
Lots of great stuff on there to keep you motivated
for anything.
 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.
  
 
 

 

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.