Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kor and the Blue Chair

This is Kor. He's a Great Dane puppy. He goes to the studio with me every day; sometimes we walk, sometimes we take the truck. This is Kor's chair and he LOVES his chair. I'll be posting photos of Kor as he grows up (or as he HAS grown up- he is 6 months old already).

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How To Shoot Great Photos of Artwork in a Minute.

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I'M NOT a photographer. But I need good photos of my artwork to sell it. I've always had problems with reflection and glare. I bought 2 photo lights but it was a lot of trouble to shoot a picture every day. This is what I came up with.  Outside, in full sun, I put the painting on a chair top in front of my studio window. I put a piece of tape on the back so the painting leans toward me. It eliminates the glare, but distorts the shape. Then in Photoshop I reshape it.  Then finally I adjust in Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask to finish. It takes about 2 minutes for each photo.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Boxes for Shipping Canvases

Do you ship paintings? I discovered this really great way to cut down boxes to ship paintings.
   1. Make sure both ends are taped shut.
   2. Decide how deep you want your box (I want about 1.5 inch to ship canvases), take a box cutter and cut 1.5 down from the top, all the way around. Then do the same with the bottom.
   3. Throw away the middle and you have 2 exact pieces that fit one inside the other, for a perfect, strong flat box. I then mark the size on the box and store for when I need it.