Earlier this week, I was asked to take a few photos of some completed canvases, created with oil paints. Going out into the ‘bitter’ cold for one of them. Alright, so it wasn’t quite as chilly outside as that, but it sure makes you cold to the bone now, opposed to our weather in the 70’s just a week or two ago. The first photo was taken on the grass during a cloudy day, using only natural lighting. The subject of the photo is the canvas, which is why the person is merely acting as an easel would.
The second photo, of the skull abstract, was taken indoors against a nice wooden wall, acting for the background. The ambient lighting from incandescent lights above brought the wall into the photo, and added a bit of warmth to the wood planks. A flash was used, as well, fully making visible the details of the paint on the cloth.