6.23.2009

#247 Celery


2.5"x 3.5"(ACEO) oil on artboard   sold
This was some color fun. Just a little joy to paint. It's amazing the temperature shifts that exist in reflected light.
I'm a big fan of the scanner (vs. camera) but I had to battle the image in photoshop just to get the colors close to being right. I realize it appears different on each different monitor, but I'd at least like to get it right on my mine. Seriously, I have no idea how you can getclose to what your painting looks like without photoshop. Off the top of my head, here are the tendencies of my scanner: In general images come out colder, Yellow-greens come out waaaay to cold and saturated and reds tend to saturate out and it often won't show the color variations(toward warm or cool).
Ok, enough bitchin about modern technology. Bottom line is I'm highly suggest photoshop training in an area like color correction (maybe at lynda.com) for anyone frustrated with what's coming out of their camera or scanner.

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2 comments :

Jala Pfaff said...

Extremely fun.

JMahorney said...

thanks! I actually love this one, but I think im the only one. oh well, looks great on my desk! :)