Monday, 10 September 2012

Fire and Ice

The original jewellery is by Sparkling Jewellery (website HERE)
I had asked my friend who owns it if she had a wedding ring set I could wear that wouldn't give rise to contact dermatitis ( its a right pest!)

She came up with this set which does the job perfectly - and of course, I had to paint it :)
Well, you do, don't you?

Fire and Ice.





On a side note, this is a fair representation, but I do find blue- greens the hardest thing to photograph and get the colour balance right!
Any tips gratefully received :) 

20 comments:

  1. Love this painting. So difficult to get the shine, but you achieved it. Great job.

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  2. Hi, Pat,
    You're so good at capturing lihgts and reflections. Amazing!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  3. It's absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous subject to paint - and so small, so to be able to get all that detail is fabulous!
    If I have any tip at all it would be that, I find when painting anything glass or similar to this, if the background is very dark, the glass - or in this case diamond - will sing out so brightly! I always say that the darker the darks, the lighter the lights appear. So my tip would be to do a really contrasting background so that the subject stands out. But remember, that's just what works for me and this is beautiful regardless ;0)

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  4. You've done this so well Pat. Love the reflections! xx

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  5. Hello Pat:) This is beautiful! You did a great job on this very difficult subject. Very nice!

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  6. This is very striking, Pat - love it! You really did a good painting of a difficult subject.

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  7. This is very striking, Pat - love it! You really did a good painting of a difficult subject.

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  8. Dear Pat - great piece of work - so original as well. I would never have thought about painting the ring and what lovely art - caught up on your last two posts - Missy is so adorable and I bet those fish treats were a pleasure for her - congratulations on your article as well as your art - a relexologist must be very rewarding because I am sure you help people. Pat are the purple flowers lisianthus? They were gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love it, Pat, you captured the sparkle perfectly!

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  10. Pat, I like this a lot. You got the sparkle so well. Nothing escapes your artists eye:):):)

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  11. it's beautiful. You did an excellent job on this one

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  12. WOW! You got the SPARKLE just right! Well done!

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  13. Ah, lovely! I don't know how you get it to glow and sparkle but you did an excellent job.

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  14. Bravo. This is as good as it gets.
    ~Prabal

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  15. Wow that's a stunner Pat. Both the ring and the painting. Not an easy subject. Great job.

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  16. That's a beautiful painting Pat ... it really sparkles.

    Some camera's struggle with particular colours, mine isn't good with some reds. Presumably you are allowing the camera to use Automatic White Balance and, if so, you may get a better result setting the white balance manually. It isn't difficult and your manual will tell you how to do it for your camera.

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  17. Thanks, everyone - glad you like it.
    Sandra, I know, who could forget your whisky glass? It was stunning. Only here I wanted them to look as if they were on frozen water :(

    Debbie, they were indeed lisianthus and will be appearing soon in a blog post!

    John, thank you! I never knew Automatic White existed. I am going to check out my camera handbook now ! :) xx

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  18. Great hot ice, very good work! Arianna

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  19. It looks exactly like it's on frozen water! So no sad face required ;0)
    It's a fabulous choice of subject too :0)

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