One of private students brought in small apples from her tree to paint. The last fruits of the summer.
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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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.
This painting will be up for sale in my Etsy Shop, PaintingsbyMarlene. Just click here.
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I found this avocado hidden. It was darkening, getting softer to the touch.
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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