Years ago I paid $10 for a box of “miscellaneous studio lighting” at a garage sale, then never tried using it until today. In the Larson Lighting Inc. box is a floor stand, one of the two Reflectasol umbrellas, two lights (one with 2 bulbs!), and a cunning hand grip for mounting a camera and a light. The Reflectasol umbrella has a glittery side that can be used as a reflector, or you can diffuse your light through it. The second light may be a flash, but no bulbs so I will ignore that for now. There are no instructions, just a few pictures that barely…
Anyway here is my first experiment with using the umbrella and light for a diffused lighting, with the studio in grey & cloudy winter morning light. I used the studio light through the umbrella, and had my studio overhead lighting on. For the last photo I added a flourescent truecolor reading light approximately 4′ away aimed at my subject.
I do think the umbrella and bright light may be helpful in getting decent photos of my 3-D work.
After the ghastly school shooting in Florida, I am so horrified that of course I prefer not to think about it at all; from my safety I have that luxury. But that seems so wrong, and I listened to NPR list the shooting victims with a brief statement about each of them as provided by their families. Now I have a title for the bird piece above left: “No Safety”.
The moon snail in the moon is destined to be a unique light fixture, I think. Not sure where the “crystal” boat will go, but I like it!
This may be my window to the Salish Sea :-) This is a quick & dirty maquette in oil based clay, that may get created a bit larger in clay for a casting, and/or may be realized in stone one day.
My Moon Snail in clear resin (with various embedded items) has been mounted into a very lightly tinted circle with a hint of green gold and more embedded items. It may be destined to be a light fixture, a lit sculpture, or to hang in a window: to be determined! It will get another bit of clear resin when the next shipment arrives. In the meantime, I have played with a photo or three, adding that old digital pixel dust!
The above images are available for sale printed on a large line of clothing, housewares, and miscellaneous useful items. All at my newest print-on-demand site: RedBubble. View these and other works at: www.redbubble.com/people/ptartist/
I confess I have not ordered or seen their products yet, but the site has good reviews, and I expect the products will be satisfactory! If not, I will pull my art off & delete my account!
Arrival is a richly textured & deep colored image featuring a silhouetted figure evokes a nameless mystery.
Taken Apart: New Game (image lower right in collection above) is a deconstructed drawing with digital transformations, available on the full RedBubble product line.