I'm not sure if every artist feels this way, but I really dislike taking photos of my work. Which is probably why I don't do social media. Photos of my work never do justice to my paintings and I always feel unhappy about the way they look on my website. A lot of the photos I share of my work show a side angle of my paintings. The reason I do this is because I feel like it gives a better representation of my work. Part of the beauty of oil painting is the shine and the surface of the work.
On the other side, I've also noticed that some paintings look better in photos than in person. That may be an advantage in the computer age, but I would still rather have my work viewed in person. I've attached some photos that show some of my recent oil paintings and give a better sense of their surface quality and color.
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