Thursday, October 20, 2011

Save The Drama For Your Mama!

"Autumn Drama"
6" x 7"

This subject has been my nemesis for the past few days. This is the only painting (out of four attempts!!) worth showing. (Can you say OCD?)  I have a little more tweaking to do, but I thought I'd share it. It has been such a great learning experience.  It's still not exactly what I had intended, but I really started understanding a lot more about the process of creating a very dark background.  (My hat's off to Carrie Waller and Jacqueline Gnott - they're both experts in working with rich darks and dramatic lighting - check their work out if you're not already familiar with it).  The photo of the painting isn't great -- there's a little glare on the top right, I took it under artificial light -- but other than that, it's pretty true to life - although the jug is a little washed out.  (I didn't feel like fiddling too much with it in Photoshop.  Too tired . . . painting the same thing four times will do that to a person.)  :)

Hasta Velveeta!


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Kara:) I think you did a great job. Love the warm glow on the jug! Have a great weekend!

  2. You're welcome Carrie. Your work and dedication really inspire me.


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