21 April 2009

Aisha with Camera 2 and 3



22" x 15", watercolour, 2008

These two paintings were done concurrently in order to achieve a consistent look. They are also another example of me taking many subtly different photos during a session and then deciding to make a series or diptych or whatever based on the photos rather than one single painting.

Still working in a "loose" style here, before returning to the controlled blending of Ashley Reading. Obviously, I prefer dramatic, slightly expressionistic lighting to flat, traditional lighting, and I think I managed pretty well during this shoot. The cameras came out quite nicely and, because of the lighting, become interesting focal points down at the bottoms rather than the more expected (and perhaps more traditional) focus being on the woman's face up at the tops.


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