January 24, 2016
How I photograph my artwork in the winter months.
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One of the most important things about being an artist, is to document my work. That means coming up with titles, descriptions, tracking canvas sizes, and taking photos of each piece of artwork that I produce.

In the summer months, the task is a pleasure: the sun shines, birds chirp, and butterflies flutter around my flower beds, making me feel like I've landed in some sort of paradise. In the cold months, things are a lot different: sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice present major challenges, at best.

No matter the season, I have to haul a rather heavy oak easel outdoors, and find myself a spot where the light is even. By this, I mean that there should be no tree shadows cutting across the surface of the canvasses. The sun moves quickly, so I have to do the same.

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