02 December 2009

clever


22" x 15", watercolour, 1998, private collection

This black and white background of Egyptian ruins may probably have benefitted with some colour --at least a blue sky. What was I thinking? I don't remember.

Her skin is overly yellow here because I wasn't colour correcting my photos during the painting process and instead painted the colours existing in the photo --which were a result of low incandescent light and long exposures. Some time in 2001 or 2001 I bought a blue filter for my 28-210mm lens which corrects yellowing on long exposures and has given me some nice photos with more accurate colouration (sometimes with a bit of a blue shift, but that's probably operator error).

The title is inspired by the Jill Sobule song of the same name and the posing of the model supposedly reflects the emotion and intention of the song (in hindsight: maybe...but only too subtly).


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