Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Zooming in with the Camera

I recently posted this large (24" x 36") completed canvas as part of my boundaries series and I think I mentioned that it has texture that wasn't clearly visible in the photo, so I took the time to get up close and personal with the camera and capture some of those textures.  It helps to get raking light from the side and at certain times of the day, this is possible.

Firstly, this is a shot from the upper central area, and here you can see the raised lettering, raised paint and the surface application of hand-scribing.

Here, from the top right, you can see the detail of the raised handwritten text, layers of paint (including buried raised text) as well as loosely woven fabric (scrim) at the bottom.

A photo taken just below the last one, shows some interesting edges of the fabric and complex colour layering.  The orange shows up beautifully here!

14 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

This looks GREAT!!!
I like your textures = )

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love seeing detailed shots/scans, you get a better sense of what the work will look like in person :)

~!Carey said...

Oh, the textures and closeups are great!!

And I love love love that cup in your profile picture, lol!!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue and Jennifer! I love to see the details in other people's paintings, I have no idea why I forgot to do this for mine until now!

Carey - thanks and yes, this mug is the best ever!

Chris Lally said...

Wowwwww! SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing it, Rolina.

Sheila said...

Love it!

Cagley Art said...

Beautiful, Rolina!
Thanks for posting the close-ups of the texture and detail. Your work is so engaging!

April Rimpo said...

It is great seeing the textures up close. Thank you for sharing this, Rolina. Really Beautiful art.

Linda said...

How beautiful, Rolina!!!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Chris, Sheila, Connie, April and Linda. I will definitely try to remember to take close-ups in future!

kaslkaos said...

I LOVE your close-ups. Textures are wonderful.

Rolina said...

Thanks Ingrid, It is an important part of the process and I am very remiss in not doing the close-ups earlier.

Kelly Dombrowski said...

These look great and are needed with large paintings on the net! I've been toying with taking artsy fartsy shots along with the close ups. I never seem to get around to it!

derek jones said...

the colours really sing