The importance of a good photo can not be undersitmated.
They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and never a truer word has been said than when considering paintings.
After varnishing and framing
When artwork is your picture subject, however, getting a good photo
of the painting can be the difference between allowing the observer to
be transported into the artists’ world, and a disappointing photo of
amature-ish art. My main struggle is photogaphing paintings which have
already been varnished and framed, particularly when behind glass. Not
only do I then have to battle with my own reflection, but also with the
many windows and lights it takes to properly light the painting, but
also the added glare and shine from carnish makes a true representation
nigh impossible. Of course, I do my best, but indeed the best intentions
often result in sub-standard photography, and more often than not, does
not do the artists’ work justice.
The solution is simple. Photograph work in good light in the studio, pre-varnishing and before framing. Easy peasy.
Sandie and Marsha Luti:
We are a mother and daughter business team who love art, jewellery and unusual crafts and couldn't think of a better way to jointly celebrate our passion than by opening a gallery. We are incredibly lucky to have some wonderful artists who exhibit with us, mainly thanks to Peter (husband and dad) whose work within the art sector has helped us greatly with creative contacts.