Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Handpainting as Fast as I Can

Am I blue?? Yes, I am, more than you'll ever know, but that's another story...

As a photographer in another life, I know it's all about lighting, and today was a perfect lesson.
I have been hand-painting glass until my eyes are crossed, but I got a bit of a reprieve, as I found out the Market Days on the Square event is the second week in all confused..maybe I should get a calender?

Anyway, I took these shots in the front of my house, with a white canvas background, and a white tablecloth. The cool, blue reflection came from where? I mean, as a designer, I know it's all about reflective light (it's all about fact, "photography" comes from the Greek, "writing with light"..but I digress.
I placed a black piece of foamcore behind the glass, and that helped a bit. It does show the glass better. I found these little cake plates, that come in various heights, and fell in love with them (TJMaxx, but don't tell anyone...I want them)..

If I knew photoshop, or some other program, I could play with these, but since I'm rushing about today, painting glass, photographing it, making shoe sachets...(I need to focus)...I just wanted to get these out there today.

Here's the amazing part; earlier in the day, I took these shots on my back porch, in bright sunlight, but with dappled light, as we have low-hanging branches from our Live Oak trees.
Same white canvas backdrop, same table cloth....such a differenc...Now that it's later in the year, the sun doesn't hit our porch as low as it did, or something, because I was able to take shots out there without problems...
I love this cakeplate, which is standard size....I use Pebeo Paints, let them dry twenty-four hours, and then, bake them in the oven - follow the directions on the bottle.

Here's close up of what I call "Goat's Beard", but not really, I just like the is a plant..really.

This is my "Yellow Rose of Texas" Pitcher....Now, I'm off to finish my "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" series...My Czech friend, Vash used to say, "Life ain't no bucket of peaches"...whatever.