4.30.2008

#152 Fire Engine Mug



6"x6" oil on masonite SOLD

Just a red mug that I really like th color of. Wish my camera could pick up the colors better. I cant get it be pick up the temperature changes in reds in the light side nor the dark cool chroma of the background. Man, actually all around the photo sucks but I swear the painting is much more alive in person. Stupid technology (in my Homer Simpson voice)!


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13 comments :

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Your work is showing more confidence don't you think? I can't wait to get to my 151st painting to do work like this. This is gorgeous.

HELENE J said...

I like your art style, very determined!
Bravo

Michelle White said...

these colors are lovely.. i really enjoy checking out your little pieces... they're simply beautiful

Anonymous said...

Red coffee cups. TS Elliot. Ocean breezes. Afternoon naps. Perfection!!!
Bravo Jeffrey.

JMahorney said...

Thank you very much everyone. :) I'll get back to painting after the Momart show.

Anonymous, you sound familiar...
know my middle name?

Frank Gardner said...

It seems like you are shooting your photos in shade or with lights. Have you tried direct sun to pick up the subtle variations and color in the darks? Lay them flat and shoot from above if you are getting to much glare or shadow on your thick paint. If they are light, just darken them a touch on the levels and that should be enough.

JMahorney said...

Thanks for the advice frank. Are you saying shoot straight down at them on the ground in direct sunlight? Like Noon sunlight so the sun is coming straight down or more tangential? I'll do anything to pick up more color variations.

Frank Gardner said...

Hi again Jeff, yeah, what I do is shoot them leaning against something in sun and also flat with the sun above. You may need to move around a bit to find an angle where there is no glare.
I think my sun is a little more directly overhead than yours.
Since they are digital, I can afford to shoot a bunch and then look them over on the computer to weed out the ones with glare and stuff.
Some times of day work better for me than others. I try to get it so I can see the texture of my strokes, but it does not put big shadows on there.
I find that I get much better color in my shadows and they dont look as flat.
Sometimes I have to take the light down a bit in levels (photoshop) but rarely color adjust. When I shoot in shadow I have a hard time getting the blue out and colors adjusted right.
Try a few, nothing to loose.

JMahorney said...

Thanks again Frank. I will try shooting in the direct sun. Those are exactly the problems that I am having shooting in shadow. Been driving me nuts for too long!

Anonymous said...

I do indeed.

JMahorney said...

Hey Buddy. Welcome to my blog, Michael.

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

Hi!
Thanks for your comments on my blog! Love this red cup. I like your concept of numbering the paintings.

I noticed there is a little discussion about photographing the paintings. There's really good info about this on www.burdicklyon.com in the faq's. I just bought a polarizing filter for my camera, hopefully this will decrease problems with glare.

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