Grip by Rtesian ()
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Although I will continue to re-interpret photographs that catch my eye (see this week's 'Stop'), I have turned my attention to the fascinating, and challenging, work of oil painters. They have much more flexibility and their capture of realism is often astonishing. I'm hoping the insights, as RodS pointed out, will improve my own techniques and capabilities.
Here, this piece is an interpretation of an oil by the tremendously gifted artist, Hamish Blakely. I was very much heartened to see he too enjoys recreating Tango and Flamenco dancers. I urge those interested to Google his name and maybe draw inspiration from this prolific artist's huge and remarkable body of work.
On a related issue, color is something we work with intimately and essential if interpreting oils. I give the website
my highest recommendation. You need only enter the text name (or the hex/rgb code) of a color and it will return up to ten shades of the color. Tapping any one of them will open a page that will show all variations of that color, all matching colors, all closely related colors, intermediate and distantly related colors, complementary and analogous colors, linear gradients to complementary colors, monochromatic shades of the color, tones and tints of the color, and a gradient to black table for the color.
As always, I have no personal connection or financial interest with the website :-)
Image Comments (10)
paul_gormley () 5:22AM | Sat, 21 March 2020
excellent work on the lighting framing the figure as it does, I think this might prove to be an interesting series :)
UteBigSmile () Online Now! 9:08AM | Sat, 21 March 2020
Wonderful looking image with a fantastic lightning!
Rtesian () Online Now! 9:54AM | Sat, 21 March 2020
Thank you so much, Ute. As always, you are a gift :-)
moebiustraveller () 6:46PM | Sat, 21 March 2020
Brilliant work.. great lighting pose and subtle mood to this one, Rtesian :)
RodS () 1:46PM | Sun, 22 March 2020
I will keep this lovely image in mind next time someone tells me to "get a grip..." 😉 Beautiful work as always - and I love the warm tones. I find it very calming in these troubled times.
I'll have to have a look at Blakley's work, and I'll definitely add encycolorpedia.com to my list of assets, along with Adobe Color.