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Monday, February 08, 2010

Papalote Dos, Updated Image

I was able to take a photo in the sun yesterday. The color is much closer, but not perfect. It is so difficult to get what I want with the photo. Taking pastels in direct sunlight helps tremendously, though. I wonder how it looks on your computer .... hmmmm.

Papalote Dos
Pastel on Pastelbord, 8 x 20 inches

Here is the version I took with artificial light.

Quite a bit of difference, right. I did try to correct this one in Photoshop Elements, but if I made it more blue, then the other colors were not right. In the blue version I lost some of the warmth, but it is by far the closer in color.

Hope you like the more blue version as it is closer to the actual painting on the dreary day with some warmth on the tank and grasses in the front. Cloudy days make colors appear more saturated.


Joanna said...

Interesting. Not sure which version I like better!

Teresa said...

How it's photographed sure does affect the color, doesn't it? I usually try to take several shots in different modes: with and without a flash, auto and indoors. Then I choose the best one. Usually it's best without the flash (no surprise there) and it's a toss up between the auto setting and the indoor setting. Depends on the piece.

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, yes, the camera sees many ways. I am amazed though, that with pastels taken in direct sun I usually don't have to adjust the photo.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, I like the warm version, too. I may have to do another and warm it up. Make it a sunny day. :)

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Amazing - that looks like two totally different paintings. You could always do prints of the warm version, right?

I was looking at your great peppers painting that I have today, and appreciating your very good sense of light and shadow...

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Regina. I haven't found a good reason for doing prints .. is this it? Ha.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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