Scan or not to Scan

I often wondered if it’s best to take a photo of a painting or whether to scan it. Below is a small painting of a peeled tangerine that I finished last week. I scanned it at 300 dpi, which is normally requested by magazine or any print matter. The bottom image directly below was taken with a Panasonic camera.

After comparing the two, the bottom image is much closer to the colors than the scanned image. I could, of course, manipulate the colors in a photo manipulation program such as  Photoshop or in my case, a free software – Gimp.

It’s easier to scan. But it’s also good to know how to take a good camera shot of a painting if it’s too large for the scanner.

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Peeled Tangerine, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 4 x 4 x 1.25 inches; scanned image
112 Peeled Tangerine
Peeled Tangerine by Marlene Lee, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 4 x 4 x 1.25 inches; Image taken with a camera



Just love the richness of the red in the mango.

Mango, oil on stretched gallery canvas, 4 x 4 x 1 1/2 inches

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Carrots Sliced Up

Ready for stew.

It was painted on a linen canvas panel. I have say I’m now hooked on linen. It receives the oils so nicely and smoothly. Got this panel from Blick’s; they had leftovers when it was Utrecht. Unfortunately I don’t think they are carrying anymore.

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This painting will be up for sale in my Etsy Shop, PaintingsbyMarlene. Just click here.

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Day 14, ACEO, Avocado Ripening

I found this avocado hidden. It was darkening, getting softer to the touch.

Avocado Ripening, oil, 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Avocado Ripening, oil, 2.5 x 3.5 inches

ACEO are Artist Cards, Editions and Originals. The size is 3.5 x 2.5 inches. It will be made available on my Etsy shop by click on the tab above, “To Purchase.”

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