Spherical Paintings: Rebecca’s Room

 

  
Rebecca's Room on a globe
Rebecca's Room on a globe

This 360° spherical view was painted in acrylics on a world globe I bought at a yard sale. It depicts my son Ben and daughter Rebecca in Rebecca’s room circa 2002. Here is what they and the room look like today:

 

Ben and Rebecca today
Ben and Rebecca today


For reference, I took digital photos at the scene in all directions and loaded them into Lightwave, a 3-D animation program, where I arranged them around a central point in a kind of digital mosaic to form the view. The painting was begun in 2002 but languished for years while I was busy with other projects; I finally finished it last year during a lull between jobs.

 

 You can take a virtual spin on an immersive panorama constructed by Tom Lechner at Flickr (Shockwave required).

 

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