Tuesday, April 30, 2013


"Fawn"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)  click here to bid

Another unimaginative name to go with "Buck" and "Doe". At least I'm being consistent.

This is an example of how sometimes a very low contrast photo can be instantly 'auto-leveled' in Photoshop to make for a beautiful painting reference. Below is my original photo:

 It was a drizzly, gray afternoon. But thanks to Adobe Photoshop, one click of auto levels, and I was able to crop out this lovely pose!

Just about any photo editing software will do the same; maybe not with one click, but adjusting contrast and color is what it does.



  1. I will be trying your cool photoshop trick -- thanks!

  2. I sent you a photo of two paintings signed R-Kirkman to your Facebook message other folder. I wondered if you were the artist that painted them. Pease let me know! Thanks!

    1. Hi Pam, I'm not finding any messages from you on my FB. Did you get the message I posted on your blog a while back? Why don't we skip the technology, and if you can print the photo, mail to me at PO Box 310184, New Braunfels, TX 78131.