Thursday, January 6, 2011

Retro Portrait

16" x 20"
pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes
Another one of those slides I found.  I think I am about at the end of what I can make look like it's supposed to. Some can't possibly be saved.  That's the nature of photos you take of your work.  You sell the piece or it goes to your deep dark archives and the only reference you have is a crummy slide or negative.  So, that said, always try to take the best true photo you can of your work and archive it correctly...on a CD or drive that is backed up regularly.  These are things you learn the hard way at times.


Ellen Burkett said...

Pattie, I love this. Of course, I'm a sucker for patterns like the one on her sweater, but even so. I wonder what her story is. Love it!

Pattie Wall said...

Well - good to hear from you - I keep checking your blog and you haven't been there. Hope things are OK? Thanks for visiting - this little girl was in a brochure..liked the light, shadow and color and went for it.

Ellen Burkett said...

It's been a rough year, Pattie. But I'm back! Rusty, but back. Working at getting better. Thanks for remembering me.