Chez Carroll

Fastest growing trees on the ‘net!

C’est fini! At least it is unless my client finds something that needs fixing. This painting is quite shiny due to copious use of gloss medium. It looks rich and deep in person, but the shine makes for a dicey photo session. This photo was take outdoors in the shade, but adjusting for the shiny quality of it makes it look a little soft. If I had it completely in focus it would have somewhat of a moiré pattern to it. This is common in photography and video where the “Moiré effect is a visual perception that occurs when viewing a set of lines or dots that is superimposed on another set of lines or dots, where the sets differ in relative size, angle, or spacing. The moiré effect can be seen when looking through ordinary window screens at another screen or background”. What causes it in this photo is the crosshatch depth of the canvas surface itself exacerbated by the sharp light changes in the gloss reflection. You really needed to know this, right?

Anyhow, when it gets dark tonight I’ll set up my photo lights in a dark room where I can get a consistent level of strong bright light across the entire canvas and minimize the factors causing the moiré. Polarizing filter on the camera will also help.

Meanwhile, I’ll be fiddling around with frame corner samples to see what works best with this piece.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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4 Responses to Chez Carroll

  1. Clover says:

    Really like this one, Alli! It’s beautiful. Congrats!


  2. Gorgeous!
    I loved the technical insights too!

    That water looks very believable.

    Liked by 1 person

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