Still Life with Crown of Thorns

Today I decided to explore with lights and color gels. I started with a trip to the antique store to get some vintage cups.

Back in the studio, this is the set-up: The background is a blue painted board, but I wanted to change the color by using gels. Two lights and red gels at 45 degrees to the background took care of changing the hue. Key-light to camera right and fill-light at half power of key-light placed on camera left. I used small strip light soft boxes to control the direction and amount of light. Adjust levels in Photoshop, a little color adjustments, and here are the results.

We have started to paint with oils again. We’ll be posting some of the paintings as we finish them. Stand by.