Tuesday, April 12, 2011

from the drawing board

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My little lace piece from today at the drawing board.  I did this work after several trials, working white on white. The original looks really pretty, photographing it is another matter.

5 comments:

ronnie said...

ahhh yes the eternal drama of trying to photograph high key low contrast work! I'd love to see this in the flesh - as I'm sure its gorgeous

Fiona Dempster said...

Elgeant simplicity at its best Gemma - just love it!

Gemma Black, Calligrapher said...

Thanks for the lovely comments gals. Is there a special knack to photographing this sort ot work Ronnie/Fi? Sunny day, vertical work capturing the shadow do you think?

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi G - I have tried late afternoon sun to get some of the shadows up and agree, I think vertical might give you slightly more hope; but I am no expert for sure!

Gemma Black, Calligrapher said...

Thanks Fiona. I am working on another large work using the same technique for exhibition here in Tassie and selection for entry is by digital photograph. What I think I will do is do my best with the photography and if I am not 100% happy with the outcomes I'll include a bookmark sized sample with the entry form.

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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