#289 - Cypress View

2.5"x 3.5"(ACEO) oil on artboard Sold

The temperature shifts in the tree, ground and sky are what attracted me to this.
Color correcting in photoshop is driving me up a wall. If anyone has advice on color correction I'd love to hear it. I mean I'm just trying to get an image on my monitor that looks anywhere close to the painting. Right now I spend waaaaay too much time adjusting the colors to get it close. It would be a miracle to have a camera or scanner that would accurately capture the color in a painting.

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Kim said...

Hey Jay - it's beautiful. I would suggest calibrating your monitor (you or a computer-person) and then uploading your photo (that you've taken in bright shade) directly to your computer. I wouldn't think you should have to colour correct then. Good luck! Computers are great when everything is going swimmingly, but there are days you're glad a sledgehammer isn't nearby.

Kim said...

Eeks - I wrote "Jay" instead of Jeff! So sorry!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what your talking about. When I photograph my hand dyed fiber, natural light is the only way to get an accurate photograph.
Helped more than any other "tricks" I tried. Didn't need to set the white balance or mess with computer fixes. 50mm lens was also helpful.

Jeff, this painting is a favorite! stunning.
the color and light are beautiful.


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JMahorney said...

Thanks much guys!

Yeah I've got it calibrated. Hell I've got both monitors calibrated and they both look different! :(

I scan my paintings now because want high res versions and they are a million times more clear. My camera eats it in comparison. Oh well, I'll keep trying.

Kirby said...

Amen to that. My camera tends to make things darker, for instance a white canvas, or watercolor paper tends to have a bluish tent to it. Go figure. What I did was raise the brightness some along with some contrast. Still doesn't get the colors right. I use Paint.net its free. Also, I take my photos of the paintings outside under a porch which has lite but in shade. Your colors look great anyway I wouldn't have none if you didn't say anything.