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Sunday, November 22, 2009

TIP FOR PORTRAIT ARTISTS - LIGHTING




REBECCA

Here is a tip for all you budding portrait artists:

Natural light can be used to create a dramatic composition even when there is no background. The direct and reflective light in this portrait accentuates the feeling of movement and brings life to the action. In this baby's portrait, I felt that the spectacular lighting effect on the baby was climactic enough that a background was unnecessary and would only detract from the subject.

I welcome your inquiries into a hand painted baby portrait of your new baby, an outstanding Christmas gift!