My frustration at photography is increasing exponentially. I have very strict parameters for photographing my work, I have used them consistently, but the results are deteriorating. Or else it’s just what I posted a while back–that this particular painting is only going to look good in real life.
I will admit that shades of blue are difficult to reproduce exactly. I will also admit that there are extremely subtle nuances in this painting that even the best lighting chooses to ignore. Finally, the truth is that this painting just looks better from at least 10 feet away, and even more so at fifteen feet. I am still waiting for that app that magically makes a painting appear to be several feet away no matter what device it is displayed on. It doesn’t help to be looking at a 46″ x 38″ (117cm x 96cm) painting on a tiny laptop screen either.
So now that I’ve made all the excuses possible in the real world, here’s the final version of Sky Pads 16. Maybe not the “final answer”, but definitely the final version.
News flash: Sky Pads 9 was accepted in this year’s Box Factory for the Arts Michiana Annual Art Competition. It will open on June 15. I find it interesting to compare #9 with #16. A similar palette, a somewhat similar overhead perspective, but a huge difference in the light and intensity of the colors. I’m thinking about returning to this series’ nebulous roots for #17.