Monday, April 15, 2013

Blossom and Shell

 "Blossom and Shell" 8x8 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable
It's nice to study the shadows on white objects, with a dark background. I learn more working with life, as photos have a tendency to lie to us a bit -- shadows are darkened, and highlights are completely blown out. Have you ever noticed that when you look at photos? Often in landscape photos, the back hills have similar values to the front hills. More sophisticated photography fixes a lot, but not always these basic elements. A myriad of color is found in white objects. This magnolia was no exception.
title: "Blossom and Shell"
size: 8" x 8"
medium: oil paint
surface: gessoboard

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