This is the most exciting part of painting for me. It's the final layers of detail that really make this type of art fun. Below you will see the textures on the cigarettes, sugar pack, and crackers.
An opportunity has come my way to sell a couple of paintings at auction. This will be my first auction so it should be interesting and hopefully a way to sell some work. The listings will go up in November at the auction website, Paddle 8. It's difficult to tell what the paintings will do in the auction, but at least I get to set the starting price.
Unfortunately, this is strictly an online auction where quality photographs of the work will play the most important role in a potential sale. With that said, I went back and re-photographed one of the two paintings that I felt didn't accurately represent the piece. This painting is title "Red Ryder" and the first time I documented it, I must have overexposed the photo and poorly color corrected it. Take a look at what a couple fractions of a second can look like.
Okay, so the first image isn't terrible, but there is definitely a lack of contrast in areas such as the barrel. I feel much more confident submitting the second photo to the online auction. If you want to see how I photographed this painting, visit my Photographing Art page.
Just for fun, here are the rest of the images of the painting.
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