Sunday, August 12, 2012

mont st michelle

This is a gift  for a family member who requested a  fantasy painting of the french island city of Mont St. Michelle.  It is part accurate depiction of the medieval city, part fantasy creation with heavy influence from Disney's movie Tangled and Maxfield Parrish illustrations.   I am especially grateful to James Gurney's wonderful artist book on Color and Light for teaching me about the correct colors and values of the Golden Hour right before sunset.   20 x 30 oil on hardboard.
  What a  lousy photo capture. Sheesh.    I really, really need a SLR camera set up to take better photos of my works.  It's crazy hard to take accurate photos that won't blur or be 'way off in color!