Friday, April 08, 2011

Peacock Orchids~Complete


Finally(!)I'm calling this one done. I did manage to get a better photo of it today but I'm still not entirely happy with the shot. I seem to have problems photographing larger paintings. Not sure why either. Maybe 8 mega pixels isn't enough to capture small details at a greater distance or I need to experiment with the settings. Subtle shading on the white petals was also lost. I'll try to get some closeups to post after my camera batteries recharge.


Stephie Butler said...

This really is so beautiful Billie..All those greens would just scare me..

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Stephie! Although I know artists seem to fear/avoid green I rarely have a problem with it. Maybe it's because it's my favorite color?

Diana said...

Beautiful! I love the little bug that's a dark spot. My eye rests there for a minute while looking around at the details. Nicely done.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Diana! I took the reference photo last summer in my Moon garden when the peacock orchids were in full bloom. I loved the silhouette of the grasshopper, too. I didn't notice it until I uploaded the photos and thought it added a nice touch.