|Rainy Afternoon in Fair Oaks Village Oil on 24" x 36" canvas|
UPDATE: I finally quit blaming my camera (Canon A570 IS) for my bad photographs and begin to try to do something to improve. I went online and read a number of informative articles on taking digital photos of artwork. Very helpful. I also spent some time on a proper photo 'setup' including some tungsten lighting. I now am thinking that I need to built or buy a "wall easel" mounting system and install it permanently for the sole purpose of photographing my paintings. Finally, using information from the articles I mentioned, I searched my camera for some of the settings mentioned and - what do you know - found them! It all made a huge difference. This new photo of Rainy Afternoon is VERY close to the original.