Bailey, my young Bearded Collie letting me know he isn't impressed with this painting!
I thought it might be interesting to share how I take images of my work. I often stop at stages to record the development of a painting. I also take images of finished paintings. I usually take these images in natural light standing the largest paintings in my garden studying them to see if any further work would make a difference. It is amazing how one small extra brush stroke can either take a painting to an effect of added excitement or drama whilst another could completely ruin the piece altogether. Knowing when to stop and put down that brush is a skill that takes time to master.
But taking photographs in the garden or of large paintings holds it own risks. I have two cats that wander in front of my lens every single I pick it a camera and two dogs that race to be in each shot at every opportunity. Yesterday Bailey, my youngest Bearded Collie decided to get in on the act too. As you can see from the image above he definitely isn't too keen on my latest horse racing scene!
Maybe he felt it just needed something larger in the foreground of the composition!
Bailey fitting into the composition!