Thursday, February 14, 2008

Merry Christmas 07 (1251 x 900 pixels)

This still life painting was painted from life (laptop, photoshop, wacom tablet) directly from my Christmas tree.  No photo reference, or photo manipulation was used.  Just 9 long, uncomfortable hours sitting on the edge of an old wooden high-chair in the dark.  Studying the different  sheen, texture, and reflectivity was really fun though.  If you look closely, you can see half of my face reflected in the shiny red strip of the red and white ornament. 


nfive said...

Simply beautiful and moving.

a.aeschbury said...

Hey Raphael

I am going to be one of our des comm students at UC in the Spring. Honestly I was kind of bummed when I heard Mike wasn't going to be involved with the class, but you seem to really your way around a tablet. It should be a really good quarter.

See you in a couple weeks