Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Still Life Reference Photograph

Thought you might like to see two of my recent still life set ups I photographed in hopes of painting them soon.  I photograph the flowers immediately after purchasing them before they have a chance to fade, like they would  if I attempted to paint them from life--fading before I finished the painting.  By taking photos of them while they are fresh, they are always at their best while I paint from the reference picture.   Let me know which photo you like the best or any other comment you may have.

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  1. This is lovely, Carol. I like the warm tones in the flowers and fabric. What a beautiful reference photo for your still life painting!

  2. Thank you, Katherine. I have almost as much fun taking photos as I do actually painting.