Saturday, July 19, 2008
Flower of the Day
It's a hydrangea. And though we do have them here in Puerto Rico, I haven't seen any lately. I just felt like painting one and looked one up online. Carol Cooper told us to paint with exhuberant colors. It may not look that way in the picture but in reality there are some contrasts that just don't pick up with my camera for some reason. In fact I started noticing that lately that my paintings are a bit brighter than they show with my camera. I've refrained from using the flash on them because they pale and if I scan them the same thing seems to happen. So imagine them to be a shade deeper and richer than they show. Any suggestions?