September 24, 2007 at 1:18 pm (art, culture, drawing, interesting, life, painting, personal)


Remember that oil painting I blogged about oh, several months ago back when this blog was first getting started?

It’s almost ready!! YAY! Not that it took me several months to physically do it, so much as it took me several months to overcome all the weird associations I have about oil paint and canvas vs. my work and etc., blah. But now that it’s almost done, I’m really happy with it. So happy, in fact, that I’m buying two more 40 x 30 canvases tomorrow to start work on some more.

Now I just have to figure out how to photograph it so that the pic doesn’t look like crap. I tried to take a midway snapshot and… wow. Taking a snapshot of an oil painting is just a hugely different thing than putting a watercolor drawing on a scanner. The colors get all muddy and it just doesn’t work. Hmm. Anyway, I’ll figure it out somehow and post it as soon as I have a decent image.



  1. rachelcreative said,

    Can’t wait to see it!

    I found this article really useful simple adivce on photographing your paintings

  2. amywilson said,

    thank you!! 🙂

  3. alison said,

    dang, oil painting?! i don’t touch the stuff, but congratulations. i’ve been doing drawings with acrylic paint and charcoal and i feel a little big for my britches. let me know when you have it photographed, i would love to see it. also, i know it’s a little un-21st century of me to offer this, but i can shoot it on film for you, if you want. i think oil paintings photograph really well that way. just throwin it out there.

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