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Crimson Tide

Tom0779 27 May 2022

3rd try to upload this painting with a proper photography. I am not sure whats going wrong with my mobile. Is there any secret to take a photo of a still wet oil painting so it looks somehow ok?

One of just a few seascapes I have painted, just did this one as I want to complete season 23 as a personal challenge for me.

Size is 40 x 50 cm.



Awesome wave

Awesome wave Tom! What’s the issue you are having? If it’s light bouncing off the paint causing shiny spots I get that a lot because the glazing additive I use in my paint has a high gloss effect. Voy Kay posted a tutorial on how to take photos that really helped me. The key is indirect light and using sunlight if possible. I usually just tilt the painting in front of a window until it doesn’t look super shiny before taking a photo.

Beautiful painting!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Looks nice Tom. Try taking the photo with natural light and where it's not shining right on the painting. That seems to work the best for me.

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters


Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks everyone for your feedback! I am glad that you like the little picture!
@Lilikins, thanks for your advise, I did not know that there is even an article existing about that. I will check it.
@Matt: Thanks for the hint. I will try that the next time.

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