Saturday, January 31, 2009

Not slacking off!


I have been doing some oil painting and pastels lately, but (here comes the excuse, right) I'm having trouble photographing stuff. I don't know if The Husband inadvertently (or otherwise, ha ha) changed some setting on the camera, but if so, I don't have much chance of getting it back the way it was set, because neither one of us understand the damned complicated camera. Yes, it's true, even The Computer-Geek Husband doesn't understand it and all its millions of possible settings, the digital beast. All the art I've been trying to photograph is coming out weird...colors really off and coming out way too saturated. Hopefully a miracle will happen soon and somehow we'll figure it out.

In the meantime, here's a pastel from this past fall, one of my favorites in its simplicity, called, not surprisingly, Hazy Day.

More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

7 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

Jala, It is quite beautiful in its simple, yet moving statement.
Good luck with the beast-o-camera. What kind is it?

Samartdog said...

I am SO sorry to hear that you're having technical difficulties. I am SO glad to know that I am not alone in my technical confusion. Too bad I can't fix your camera and too bad you can't fix my computer. Lucky we can still both be creative without technology!

yoyi said...

waiting for you for learning english when you will visit me?
good painting and works.
Still in Boulder??
hugs
....Yoyi....

Brian McGurgan said...

Visiting your blog for the first time, Jala (via Loriann) and I'm enjoying looking at your still life paintings and landscapes. This is really beautiful - I love the simplicity and your sensitive, rich color.

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann, Brian --thanks! I know a lot of people don't get thrilled about simplicity, but I sure do. :)

Gesa said...

Hi Jala! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am firmly with Loriann and Brian on this one here. I like it a lot. And often it seems, simplicity is difficult to pull off. Very nice. I will be back.

Jala Pfaff said...

Gesa - Thanks very much. Looking forward to seeing you come by the blog again anytime.