Saturday, 14 April 2012

Black On Black - Labrador Retriever oil painting

Black On Black - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

This has been one of the most difficult paintings to photograph that I think I have ever had! I suppose it is the amount of black, but either it comes up much lighter than it actually is or else flattens out all the detail. Well I think I finally now have it quite accurate and of course when people are looking at a painting with a view to purchasing it, it is up to the artist to make sure it is a good representation of the original. It must be terrible for someone to buy a painting they fall in love with only to find on receipt, it didn't look like the painting they saw online. I haven't had this happen and hope I never will - hence my reason for taking so long to get good photos of my paintings.


This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped.


renate said...

Hello Anne:) The photo is great but the painting is stunning. This one has the wow effect! Beautiful!

Nancy Goldman said...

I think painting a black dog must be one of the hardest thing to paint. This is so beautifully done. I like that you painted the background black also. I would have been afraid to do that but it's really effective.

Anne Zoutsos said...

Thanks very much renate and Nancy. I seem to be painting a lot of black these days - I really like it!!

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