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.