Monday, June 18, 2012

Another Still life....

Here's another still life I started a while back and pretty much finished up this week.  Skulls are hard.  Seriously!!  One of the hardest things I've ever had to paint!  I have this stretched currently in a 24 x 24 inch format.  I'm going to change it to this I think.  I'm happier with this crop I guess.  The glare is so hard to photograph too!  If anyone has any tricks to getting rid of the glare on dark paintings, I would love to hear it. 

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17 comments:

  1. Un travail magnifique car effectivement il ne doit pas être simple de peindre un crâne... et donner une âme à une tête sans vie!...
    J'aime votre petit oiseau posé sur lui.
    Votre dernière peinture est aussi très jolie avec ce ciel qui donne une immensité à votre paysage.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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  2. Both paintings are so beautiful. :) And your skull is so dynamic! Really an interesting composition, I like this crop too.

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  3. Always impressed with your work when I come a visiting! I do need to get back to doing this more often!!

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  4. Yes, I think the skill would be very hard, but you pulled it off! Also love your calla lily.

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  5. Both are very nice and have completely different moods. I also likd thd long vertical format if your landscape.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. If is nice not to have to paint faces. ;)

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    1. Sorry about the typos . Darn autocorrect changes things when you don't want it to and doesn't change it when you need it to.

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  6. Those are both beautiful! And your skull is so delicate.

    Re. glare, I use a scanner, which solves the problem. For bigger paintings I scan in pieces & stitch it together with a graphics program (which I really try to avoid having to do). Other than that, photographing it outdoors on a cloudy day, with a nice camera on a tripod. :^)

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  7. Love the skull painting so unusual and brilliant.
    Yes glare is a problem, I photograph paintings with dark back grounds where there is no direct light source also moving back as far as possible and zoom in on the painting helps too. Also when photo-shopping it a lot can be done with gamma adjust.

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  8. Hi Kimberly, Thank you for posting on my blog. It has been a long time since I posted. Anyway, re dark paint/glare, I always use daylight/shade when photographing, and then manipulate the picture. Loving your bird on the skull! :)

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  9. This skull painting is amazing! Nice work, totally love it!

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  10. Oh wow...that skull really is so very well done! See you are expanding your art as well:)

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  11. Kimberly - what a great job you did with that skull. I really like the counterpoint of the live bird and the skull - makes a terrific painting!

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  12. The skull is awesome!! Very realistic, Kim!!! Love it.

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  13. Thanks so much everyone! Theresa, these are way too large for a scanner, but Diana, I tried stepping way back and using the zoom and that really helped! Thanks so much!!!

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  14. Love the painting and the photos.

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