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How can I move to more upscale images?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman 9 hours ago. 12 Replies

When I post my canvas art online to sell I usually just take a 18mp (Canon T3i) image, correct the perspective/distort to the get the edges straight and remove all the background (see sample)... what…Continue

anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace Jul 13. 12 Replies

In the last 2 weeks I've sold 34 pieces with 3 more pending. I'm averaging $96.50 each (which is of course cheap for a 36x48 original on canvas) but I'm self employed and need the income. I buy all…Continue

Suggestions needed from enclosed trailer owners....

Started this discussion. Last reply by GEORGE NEUBERGER Jul 10. 3 Replies

Help, please. The last time I posted here I was about to buy an enclosed trailer, which I did. Then that led me to try and invent ways to put 70+ large canvas pieces in one place and they not STICK,…Continue

transporting large canvases without a trailer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace Dec 29, 2019. 2 Replies

Someone is giving me four 72x72 canvases and I need advice on getting them home (about 2 hours from me). I've transported 72x48 canvases previously on top of my SUV and it was a challenge - the…Continue

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Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"Too much of a border makes the image appear smaller. Larry Berman"
9 hours ago
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"so not even a edge around the art?"
10 hours ago
Ellen Kantro replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"ArtRooms app can place an image in a pre-set room and scale it proportionally.  It's about $60 a year and well worth it.  Not for laptop - only smartphones and iPads."
yesterday
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"The examples you sent me looked good with the description on the bottom. Make sure the black borders are clean. They both had white lines on the side. But that's exactly what I suggested as a way to present the images. Not for jurying but for a…"
Friday
David S Randall replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I guess my idea of upscale is different from yours.  To me upscale means people who have much more money than I do and can afford more too.  I'm also assuming you sell them unframed.  A custom frame that size would be $260. on…"
Friday
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I would never take offense, but I'm still a beginner, started 25 months ago. I buy used canvases and abandoned paint so I rarely have more than $35 total invested. Until I find my style I prefer to sell 25 pieces a month than have much higher…"
Friday
David S Randall replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"No offense but I can"t even make a giclee print of one of my images on canvas that size for $180.  I'd suggest upping you prices too."
Friday
Susan Callaway replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I don't think that people would look at your example and say they don't want it because the room is "fake" - they are trying to get an idea of scale and how it would fit into a similar space. I've never had a problem with my…"
Friday
Robert Wallis replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"Keep the room layout simpler, such as above a sofa with and end table and lamp for scale. Straight on, sofa full size or wing back chair, lamp off to the side, and correct any wall tilt."
Wednesday
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I had already tried that, most are either isolated or faked-on-a-wall with wrong dimensions (like a 16"x20" filling an entire wall)... I'm trying to escape from the usual. Attached is what I have done in the past... just not…"
Aug 1
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"Go to google and enter - extra large painting- and click images. Lots to look at. You will see how other paintings are photographed,many in settings."
Aug 1
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"I don't think 18 megapixels translates into quality, pixel dimensions in height and width are more important for digital images. As long as you start off larger then the final images will be, the editing won't be obvious. Contrast and…"
Jul 31
Rick Wallace posted a discussion

How can I move to more upscale images?

When I post my canvas art online to sell I usually just take a 18mp (Canon T3i) image, correct the perspective/distort to the get the edges straight and remove all the background (see sample)... what I am fearing is that I lose some possible sales because people see my lead image and the price and assume the piece is smaller than it really is. I paint and sell originals on canvas for typically $150 and under - and thats for 40"x48" - even a 60"x48" original is only $180.I want to communicate…See More
Jul 31
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?
"Update: I "deleted" this crazy idea, including fb page, website and painted over all the signatures and resigned them. My plan at this point to separate my art into two channels, 1) all my previous work, and 2) all my newer pieces that…"
Jul 13
Franklin Piuck replied to Rick Wallace's discussion anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?
"I just sent you a friend request, so we can send private messages. "
Jul 10
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?
"Of course. Doesn't have to be free either. I recognize that I'm like a swerving bus of multiple personality artists on the way to the cliffs... many styles, inconsistent pricing, and poor marketing. I was on a better track when I first…"
Jul 10

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May 12, 2018
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took a 30 break from handdrawn artwork, what a waste

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At 9:41am on May 22, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Rick. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 8:54am on May 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Rick,

Welcome!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thank you so much for subscribing to our newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

 
 
 

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