How your piece greets the light will alter how it’s seen by the viewer, whether viewed in person or by the camera. Why is this important? Personally, I found this out the hard way. I fell in love with a piece of art by an artist in Philadelphia. It was a lovely shade of baby blue and the brushstrokes imitated waves. It was a gorgeous abstract work that I loved a bit less when it arrived a brighter shade of turquoise, one of my least favorite colors. I reached out to the photographer, who let me know that he took the photo indoors, the result of which allowed the yellow cast of his lightbulbs to alter the color of his piece. I still appreciated his work and kept the painting, lessons learned on both sides of the art sale.
I am neither a trained nor working artist, I paint when the mood strikes and nothing more intentional. I like my work, but I haven’t ever had it evaluated or offered it for sale. That said, I still want people to see my pieces as I do, absent of altered tones and shadow. I learned by trial and error, demonstrating the differences for you. Perhaps also showing people why looking closely at online artwork is important to ensure that the artwork delivered to you is close to what you paid for. Be proactive. Read the description and take the time to ask the artist any questions you might have.
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