Across the Canal 16x20 oil on board
Above is a photograph of a recent painting, previously posted. This new photo was taken with my iPhone outdoors in full sun after the painting had fully dried. Below is the photo previously shown, which was taken indoors while the paint was still wet, under incandescent light, with the same iPhone. There is a world of difference. In reality, the painting is neither of these, but something in between. It has some of the saturation of the one above, but also some of the subtlety of the one below, especially in the background and in the water.
This presents me with a bit of a dilemna: do I invest all the time to discover a better way to photograph work to post here, or do I continue on as I have been, which is to take easy snapshots and slap them up, move along to the next project? How much time should I take to put together a post when the purpose of my posting is just to encourage me to keep painting and learning? I hate to do a disservice to anyone with the inclination to check in on my progress, but then, don't you get a decent idea from whatever photo I post? And this doesn't even take into account not being able to use my DSLR because Apple no longer provides a driver for it on the latest upgrade. Some of you who have followed this blog for a while will realize I will probably just take the easiest route at this point. Though it's nice to have full sun for a change, so maybe some photos outside. In the end, for me, it is more about just getting out and painting.
A couple more portrait sketches: