Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Finished Oil Painting

As some of you know, I began oil painting again, after only painting on silk for the last 12 years.
And I fell in love with it all over again! Hello, old friend!! 
I took a ton of photographs, trying to get at least a few good ones, for this post.
I do believe this is the one that most resembles the actual painting.
I think.

Or maybe it's closer to this one.
Not sure.

I know it's not this one.
But I kinda like it.
I guess the actual colors in my painting are somewhere between all three of these photos.

I have three cameras. All three were used. The painting was photographed outside in the shade, in the sun, laying down, tilted and straight-up.
It was also photographed inside my studio, in the kitchen, under a light-source, with natural light.
None of the photographs are spot-on. Not because I didn't try! I wore myself out, trying!
I can honestly say that the hardest part of my painting experience was not the actual painting-process itself, but trying to take a decent photo of it!! Grrrrrrr!!
There has got to be a trick to this! Besides paying a photographer thirty-five bucks per painting!! (Although, that doesn't sound too bad, right about now!)

Here are my cameras -
This little guy took picture #1.

This one took picture #2.

And this one, my most expensive camera, took the worst picture... picture #3.
I didn't set out to buy all Canon cameras. How'd that happen?!

I've started another painting and I'm having a ball! But, I'm already getting that uneasy feeling about the photography-session that looms ahead. (Heeelp meeee!!)

To my new friends, if you'd like to see this painting in progress, in my studio, please peek here;

By the way... how are you guys liking the new Blogger set-up? Yikes!! Another learning curve!! Just what I needed!
I'm trying to figure it out and it's not too easy, is it? What's that old saying, "Why fix it if it aint' broke?"

I'm almost afraid to push the "Publish" button. :)

There are SO many things to love!
I love "Followers" and comments too!
Thank you.

Signing off for now,


  1. oh it's beautiful! i clicked on the image to make it larger and just about fell in. the colors are lovely.

    hugs, friend.

    1. Thank you, Angella! What great compliments!!
      See you on your blog ~

  2. Sometimes that is a good thing to go back to our old passion; your work is always very beautiful!
    About Blogger, you have option to go back to the old interface' that's what I did. Good luck in all you projects.

    1. Rita, thank you SO much!! I'm painting every day and it's feeling really good.
      I'm going to go back to the old Blogger version, if I can figure out how. Thanks for telling me about it!!

  3. "So Many Things To Love" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors to here.

    1. Jerry, thank you SO much for including my blog in your, "A Sunday Drive"! I love the idea!!
      Take care... and drive safely. :)

  4. Great, the enlarge effect is cool, the painting's color is so it!

  5. "SO many things to love"... I agree!! post more.