Sunday, April 25, 2010


Slow start today... but am heading into the studio and will paint on and off.

Going back over blog to see what images I thought I'd be painting. I will probably start with a watercolor of the Dogwood from the previous post. I was asked yesterday how I got the pink background. It is an azalea bush that is behind the dogwood tree. by zooming in with a zoom lens and shooting with an f-stop that is pretty wide open... In this case f4 or f5.6 on this lens you get virtually no depth of field and the bush became a solid background to show the flower off. Notice the dogwood leaves just a few inches behind the flower are starting to go soft and out of focus so the bush a few feet away is totally blurred.

Keep Makin Art

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