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Photographing artwork for website?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 23. 5 Replies

I recently rushed in and took a couple hundred shots of artwork with my Canon rebel T3i (18mp)... just natural light, no flash... not thrilled with results.RICKscrib.comIf I was to spend some $, and…Continue

Finishing artwork?...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra J. Atkins-Moran Jun 16. 13 Replies

I started drawing/painting again this past February after a 30 year pause in action... so I'm still relearning/learning/stumbling. Done one show and did 10x better than I expected. However, in the…Continue

Two?: How many is too many pieces, and should I categorize artwork

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace May 28. 4 Replies

Question1: How many pieces is too many? I have 233 pieces of handdrawn originals already matted/bagged, and another 100+ ready for something to be done to them. I have plenty of canvas stand-up bins…Continue

First show in 48 hours - I'm a wreck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace May 14. 15 Replies

Still have 175 pieces to mount and bag, buy grid walls, and figure out what to price the 233 originals i'll be taking. First show ever and I just started drawing again after a near 30 year break…Continue

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Rick Wallace replied to diana calleja's discussion older Pro Panels for sale.
"I'm in Texas but I'd like to get in line... I found someone driving from Fort Meyers to Calif that can drop them off in Texas. )"
Oct 26
Larry Sohn replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"Without getting into explanations of the exposure triangle. Simply put, you do not need a lot of light. It is the combination of available light and time of exposure. Adjust the ISO to the lowest setting available. You can adjust the aperture for…"
Jun 23
David S. Hoornstra replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"it's not your camera's fault. I use a Canon T1i to shoot all my art. I have also used the T3i, which is better. But even at the best settings and perfect direct sunlight angle I MUST edit in Photoshop. This is because paintings do not have…"
Jun 23
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"thanks,  Maybe I have a bad can because it was the Krylon brand, It ruined a piece I'd spent weeks on.  Sigh."
Jun 16
Sonja Jones replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"I haven't had a problem with this using the Krylon UV spray, but I have experienced this with other brands. I think its because some of the other brands go on heavier."
Jun 16
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"How do you keep the spray from dripping or splotching?  I've used this on my charcoals and sometimes it works fine but other times it leaves large spots and has ruined pieces.  I'm spraying outdoors in a protected area with the…"
Jun 16
Sonja Jones replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"I use Krylon UV Resistant Clear Acrylic spray coatings, Rick.  Comes in gloss or matte finish. I’ve tried some fancier sprays, but like this one best.  Some of the other sprays sit too wet on the paper, but this one dries quickly.…"
Jun 16
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"that solves the issue I had the first time I tried! one of my "best" pieces I sprayed with a can recommended to me at an Lobby of Hobbys and a lot of color migrated. Thank you!"
Jun 16
Bill Posner replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"As a photographer, I do some shots for local artists for now real charge other maybe than a bottle of good scotch or something.  I even do it at local markets I'm at when there is a lull period just for something else to do. Maybe you can…"
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Again, thanks."
Jun 15
Sheila Lamberson replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Always brushed on."
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Thanks.  Any application suggestions?"
Jun 15
Sheila Lamberson replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"An oil painting should always be varnished. I like to use Gamblin Gamvar because it can be safely applied as soon as the painting is dry and firm to touch (no curing period)."
Jun 15
William Lee replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"Hello; Sunlight should be one of the better "lighting systems" you can use... However, time of day, (and cloud cover) is important... Never shoot in the middle of the day, (always morning and afternoon,) and make sure sunlight is NOT too…"
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Thanks for the info."
Jun 15
Sonja Jones replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"I can't speak to finishing the oil paintings, as I don't use that medium.  However, for water-based mediums there are a great number of good products.  Krylon makes a non-yellowing clear coat acrylic spray in both a gloss and a…"
Jun 15

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

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