Saturday, December 22, 2007

Shadow Box

In answer to a question from someone who emailed me asking what a shadow box was I am posting a picture of it. It's just a cardboard box. It can be made out of something sturdier and more aesthetically pleasing but I guess I haven't gotten around to it yet. It's main function is to control the light that's hitting the still life objects. I want the light to come from one direction and not have any confusing ambient light such as overhead lamps or light coming from another part of the room. The other function is to hold up the background fabric! The painting is 2 1/2 by 3 3/8 inches on 3/4 inch birch plywood and I intend to put it in a floater frame. POR

1 comment:

Rekha said...

The life of tonal contrast is the most difficult to achieve and you have done it so simply and shared your experience. thank you Joyce