View Full Version : This week's Zero In

09-26-2005, 01:05 PM
This week's reference is an old photo I took in New Mexico. (Land of great foods) At yesterday's show, a photographer asked to take some of me painting, as it turns out today's zero. I've included this one from the batch she sent me just incase anyone is interested in my display setup. Because of the weight consideration, a few years back I gave up the heavier display units and went my own design of 3/4 PVC pipe. NICE and LIGHT-WEIGHT!

Howard L




09-26-2005, 01:59 PM
Very nice. Love the colors!

09-26-2005, 02:50 PM
Lovely painting - I like how you did the shadow behind the chairs. Mind if I ask what colours you used to create the sky? Mine seem too blue to me.


09-28-2005, 11:17 PM
Hi Tracy, thanks for taking a look.

Thankyou Gail, The chair pntg sky color is Thalo Blu/ Green shade

Howard L

09-29-2005, 01:47 AM
I have followed your last "zero in" thread and now this one. I'm a bit puzzled... How do you do it? Meaning, do you take the original picture, like a 4"x6" print and enlarge it on a photocopier beforehand? I guess I'm having trouble understanding how you can use an area that is so small in the picture and turn it into a 16" x 24" painting.

I don't know that I'm expressing my questions very well. Probably clear as mud :(

Beautiful, either way :)

09-30-2005, 12:49 AM
Hi there Ann, Sometimes the references are digital, but this is an old 4x6 photograph. Just enlarge the area you want anyway you have available. I scanned this one into the computer and enlarged. I sometimes place my printers magnifing glass on a photo to get the info I want. For these small quick pntings you don't need much info. BTW the size is 8x10. Choosing your own color scheme is an option. This one I picked 2 sets of compliments. Gold ocher and thalo blue/gr. The other, green ( ultra bl& lemon) and a cool red. Good luck.

Howard L

09-30-2005, 02:12 AM
Thanks, Howard, for explaining!

09-30-2005, 09:15 AM
I really like the "zero-ing in" concept ! Nice color and handling on this one!

09-30-2005, 10:43 AM
Hi Howard, I would like to hear more about your display unit - is this for outdoor shows or just for painting outdoors?

10-01-2005, 01:58 AM
Hi there Barbara, I use this setup everyweekend out of doors. I Made 8 of them. They are 4 foot wide, 5 foot high. Anything else you need to know about them let me know.

Howard L