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mrking
01-27-2008, 08:13 PM
Still completing my painting a week. Hope you don't mind me posting every week.

I did my cup again. C&C please.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2008/108995-cup.jpg

I actually like the painting when it is smaller. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2008/108995-cup-small.jpg

I built a still life box out of black foamcore that I can mount to a tripod.

This is the setup I am using now. As time goes on my plan is to make things a little more complex and interesting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2008/108995-setup.jpg

Donna T
01-27-2008, 09:12 PM
Nice cup, Michael. All those shades of white would drive me crazy! I really like your still-life box. How neat to be able to set it up at any height you want.

Donna

palettetalk
01-27-2008, 09:34 PM
The still life box is very cool Michael. Nice job on the cup.
Cheers,
Susan

maw-t
01-28-2008, 01:43 AM
How neat is that box! I think you did a great job on the cup!!

Colorix
01-28-2008, 06:22 AM
Michael, do post every week, it'll be interesting to see what happens around the 30th painting, and 90th too. (Others post every week too, so why not you?)

Like the quicker and looser feeling of the cup. Only thing that bothers me is the grain of the paper flattening the side of the cup, and that is not your 'fault', it is the paper itself. Reflections are great!

Am also doing a box to be able to control the light better. How did you like working with the light resulting from the box?

BTW, girls and boys, one can put the box on an ironing board too, to get adjustable hight, if one has no tripod accessible.

Doodlebug1967
01-28-2008, 01:49 PM
Love this Michael. Been offline for a while so I plan on looking at the previous 3 to see what you have been up. I plan on making a box as well, but putting my camera on my adjustable tripod instead of the box. So many wonderful ideas on here and we are lucky that you guys are willing to take photos and share you "how to's" with us. Thanks.

Ronda

Doodlebug1967
01-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Ah, but Duh! This is perfect for a still life straight from the life as you are doing! That didn't occur to me. I was thinking of a day of photography for some reference images. I like this live idea as well.

Ronda

breuschle
01-28-2008, 02:25 PM
Michael,
I love the crispness of the blue and whites...wonderful.
The box is great, thank you for sharing a picture of it. Could you provide a more detailed 'how to" of it?

mrking
01-28-2008, 03:16 PM
Michael,
I love the crispness of the blue and whites...wonderful.
The box is great, thank you for sharing a picture of it. Could you provide a more detailed 'how to" of it?
Sure, it is really easy.

You can view a PDF of it >> STILL LIFE BOX (http://artbymichaelking.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Still_Life_Box.pdf)

I use 3/16" black foam core for the box and it has a 'light' door on all sides except the bottom.

I hope the PDF helps.

Mike

breuschle
01-28-2008, 03:35 PM
A glue-gun...and tape!...Yay!, I can do that:thumbsup: NO TOOLS!
Thanks Mike:wave: