Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yardment #488























As luck would have it, a new black eyed susan bush sprouted. . . next to the tomato tree, to the right of the sage grove. . . summer is not over yet.

Do you ever change your paintings temporarily to black and white in Photoshop - just to see if the values are working? It's a handy trick when something isn't going right in color to see exactly where your values are off without being confused by color.

7 comments:

  1. I am enjoying your work so much, Lisa! Will you share your color palette of acrylics with us? I'm so curious...

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  2. I really like this painting. The flowers are very vivid against the beautiful blue bowl. I like the scumbled background also. What a good idea to check the value structure in photoshop!

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  3. I love the bits of summer that linger into autumn. For me it serves as a reminder of just how sweet relationships can be … between two distinct and seemingly opposing entities. But, Nature's my thing, and some folks find my observations flaky. And that's cool with me. Anyway …

    I love this image of the warm and happy black-eyed suzies. And love the B&W/Values-check too - so simple and very cool!

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  4. Amazing how you could manage to have those yellow flowers against the yellow green cloth and still they jump and read "FLOWERS". Love the blue cup, too. AND little Missy... congratulations on the AAC article! Lookin' good!

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  5. That's so beautiful Lisa. I really love the colors you've worked into the shadows :) And black eyed susan's are some of my favorite flowers EVER! :)

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  6. Hi Lisa
    I like using black and white to see values too. Sometimes I use the posterize feature and limit that image to just 3 or 4 values.

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  7. I love manipulating photos of my paintings on the computer to help me evaluate and improve them. B&W is so useful, as is playing with color saturation.

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