Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daybreak in the Pasture

Daybreak in the Pasture, 8 x 10

My favorite part of  the day--when the sun has just come up and you're grabbing that first, precious cup of coffee, and things are still quiet--even outside.  To be honest, I had a bit of a challenge photographing this with so many greens--the dark ones are definitely the least cooperative.  I can't ever seem to get a away from this issue, even if I change the time of day, direction the painting is facing (I take all my photos outside).  Anyone have any suggestions on this topic of outdoor photography?  Other than setting up lights, etc. indoors?  I'd love to hear them.  I take my photos usually after 5 or 6 o'clock, and set my work upright against an east-facing wall in my backyard.  Is it all just trial and error?

-julie davis


Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

The photography part seems to be a problem unless you're a photographer.
I am usually shooting my work at night in the brightest spot in the house -- the kitchen, with the problem of reflected light (yellow)
from the walls. I love this painting, and have never been disturbed by your photography.


t said...

Julie, I easily see the various greens in this painting. Your paintings look great on your blog, and I think you're doing everything right. Setting up lights inside invites the glare issue. A lab like Holland can make copy slides for you, but I don't think you need this service!


julie davis said...

Thanks, Tracy. It's the glare I get that bugs me so much--and it really seems to affect only the dark greens. I'm glad to know inside may only invite more of the same--so at least I'm doing that right?

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Julie,
You've really done a great job with the muted colors in this one. They allow the red barn, as small as it is, to draw the eye straight to it. Just beautiful.