365.138 Smear Campaign 2012

Insofar as I’m feeling wildly uninspired today, I decided to shoot one of the tiny little painting things I made in late 2011, in an attempt to relax and kickstart my creative juices after months/years of neglect. I wasn’t ever satisfied with the paintings much, but it was more an exercise than anything else.

Anyway, I think this one makes a better photograph than it does a painting.

The paintings I made were a variation on a technique I developed as an undergrad, and pretty much stole (poorly) from Gerhard Richter (his Abstraktes Bild paintings, specifically). I smeared acrylic paint onto any smooth surface I could find, and ultimately settled on dry-erase marker board. I named this series of paintings “Smear Campaign” and you can view here if you like, though I wouldn’t really suggest it…

Again, this picture was made in a sort of feeble giving-in, and only out of necessity to keep up the 365 project. Hopefully I’ll be able to do something more  soon.

D7000. Tokina 35-200mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X, in close focus mode at about 4:1, according to the markings on the barrel of the Tokina. ISO800, 1/25th (AP mode), f/3.5. Some color correction and enhancement in Aperture.

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