Category Archives: photography challenges

Climbing the hill

This one is testing my confidence a bit. As we make our way together towards the upper right hand corner I keep wondering why the paint is not applying itself as smoothly as it usually does (yeah, show me paint … Continue reading

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18 down, ? to go

Finished this one a couple of days ago but let it sit just to “make sure”. Then photographed it last night. I had a lot of trouble getting rid of the shiny glare until I remembered that I neglected to … Continue reading

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Meet me in St. Louis

I was “gone” from WordPress last week because I accepted an invitation from my best friend in grade school to visit her in St. Louis where we had spent our childhood. I took Amtrak from Chicago, which was a lot … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step back

Sky Pads #18 is waiting while its base layer of poured paint is getting good and dry. In the meantime, I’m working on the drawing, waiting for the paint on the framing material for #17 to dry, and took the … Continue reading

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Some day in a nearby gallery…

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 … Continue reading

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Sweet Sixteen part 3

The lily pads amazingly enough still look like they’re sort of “flying” over the background. I was hoping to keep that effect rather than having them blend into the surface texture like the previous paintings in this series have portrayed … Continue reading

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Number 3 in the start gate

Yes, I know “start gate” is a silly metaphor for a house, but I stand by my contention that “house” is only one letter away from “horse” and therefore I should be able to use it with equine abandon. I … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

Several more layers on this one, especially on the tree trunks and the house. Tree trunks probably have four layers–took that many to get a good “bark” look. Will be tackling the foliage next. I visited the cottage a few … Continue reading

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Chez Carroll

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 … Continue reading

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Baby steps

Unfortunately for me, I don’t have a permanent photo studio arrangement set up, so depending on what kind of light is coming into the room the colors and contrast may look a little different in spite of Photoshop attempts to … Continue reading

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