Friday, August 29, 2008

"Dressing Room: 15 Minutes to Curtain"

8 x 6 inches
oil on wooden panel

I love the way the mirrors capture the atmosphere of the theater dressing room. This is Caitlin Ross preparing for a Saturday evening performance of the Mikado. The rich colors in this painting may not show on your monitor.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Color Notes

I use Safari as my browser program. Earlier this week I opened this site in Firefox and was shocked to see the difference. Firefox does not display color in the same way. Opening this site in both programs and displaying them together on my monitor, the difference was shocking! 

I realize that different monitors will display the colors differently, but when the same monitor is used to show the same site, opened to the same image so both visible side by side, one opened in Safari - the other opened in Firefox, the difference in color was astounding.

When using Safari, clicking to enlarge the image gives color very much like the actual painting (on my monitor) while the smaller images on this site seem very pale in comparison. However, in Firefox the color does not improve. In fact it looks even more washed out when clicked to enlarge. Rich, warm colors do not show up at all and the image looks slightly our of focus. Same for Internet Explorer. I would be interested to know if any of you have found the same to be true when viewing your paintings.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Sweet Lips"

8 x 6
oil on wooden panel

These maidens are getting ready for the stage - making sweet lips for the Mikado. This little painting was so much fun, I may use it as reference for a larger painting.
Click image to enlarge and see the brighter color of the actual painting.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Summer Reading Room"

10 x 10 inches
oil on gessoed museum board

Another sunny day in the Pacific Northwest! This delightful spot is near our house. The air carries the music of summer birds and occasional voices and laughter of people walking along the path.
Click on image to enlarge and see the richer color of the painting.