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01-19-2005, 01:21 AM
Here are some more I did. They are 2X3 on Board with acrylic. Feedback welcomed, as usual. Thanks for looking. :D
01-19-2005, 08:04 AM
Blu, I can tell that you've got the Mini Madness Fever! You're going to have a nice little assortment for display very soon. :clap:
01-19-2005, 09:56 AM
Blu the miniture madness continues with you huh ? :clap: :clap: :clap: :cool:
01-19-2005, 10:36 AM
Great work - this forum is fast becoming a mini-production line. :D
01-19-2005, 11:31 AM
Oh, i think my favorite is the river on the bottom. The cattails are really nice too.
One thing, are they really that dark or is that just the scan?
01-19-2005, 08:06 PM
Thanks Jamie Chrissy, Sonia, & Terri . . . yes the madness continues.
Chrissy, I don't think they are as dark as they look . . . my parents say all the photos I send them are too dark. They look okay on my computer, but not on others, I guess, but it's hard for me to know as I don't see what others are seeing. :confused: I have a really old computer. Should I just adjust the brightness? Anything else? I don't have photoshop, or anything, I have Irfan viewer, so I can do some editing.
01-19-2005, 08:16 PM
Blu, I have the same problem not being able to judge how my images will look to others. I can tell by the images some folks post that they are seeing them much lighter than I am. In those cases, my paintings must always look washed out to them! I don't think there's any way for us to all set our brightness levels exactly the same, but if anybody knows otherwise, please do tell!
I LOVE the paintings ... but my honest opinion is that the frames take away from the art ... allot.
I think they'd look much better matted or alone ... but that's just me. :)
01-20-2005, 01:06 AM
Dee, you are right about the frames, it's not just you. They suck. Thanks for your honest opinion. I need to find better ones. :( Someone pointed that out to me earlier today, and truthfully, I haven't been too crazy about them either. I am going to try to find different frames. Darn. Anyway with this darkness issue, I made an adjustment and I will repost one of the pics to find if anyone sees any difference.
01-20-2005, 01:17 AM
Or is this better, after yet another adjustment?
01-20-2005, 07:32 AM
Wow, Blu..you've gone totally wild with this mini thing..I really think you have found your calling here. You have done such wonderful work. I really like what you have done..Good work!!!! I especially like your mountain scene.
01-20-2005, 07:55 AM
Blu, I think you'll see that lighter and brighter frames, or light-colored mats around the painting, will make a big difference in the feel of the work from the viewer's perspective. I feel that nearly everything looks nice, neat, cheery, and elegant in gold frames, so I use those almost exclusively. Part of the allure of miniature paintings is that they are like little gems, so I don't mind thinking of them that way in terms of the framing as well!
01-20-2005, 07:55 AM
Blu, your paintings look wonderful! The frame is showing dark brown, is that what it is in real life? If it is, get some gold rub and buff, and smear some of that on or just paint them with gold paint. That will improve them tremendously.
If you have a hue and saturation control on your program, punch up the saturation a bit. Lori
See how much more the 'art' comes out with a lighter (in color and style) frame?
01-20-2005, 11:44 AM
Your pictures are quite nice. I played with them in PSP to see how the frames would affect them (I see dd50 already posted one so I won't) But they are really enhanced with a different frame. Enhance is the operative word here.
I am having trouble finding frames also... I don't care for dark frames and prefer a natural wood. Just my own preferences... I can't seem to find anything but plastic which I really don't like. Guess I am not looking in the right place.
Well, time to get warmed up now, just came in from a garage sale and slight misty rain.
Take care and have fun,
01-20-2005, 07:37 PM
Thanks everyone for being so encouraging. Yes I certainly do see the difference. Thanks for taking the time to show my work in an ideal framing situation, Dee. Wow, what an improvement. I feel a whole lot better already. :D
Lori, yes they are brown. I will try buffing them with gold. Thanks for the tips on photo editing. How's this? Any better?
Jamie, yes, thinking of them as "gems" is what I am going to do from now on. I really know what you mean about lighter mats.
Yes Mitzi, I have gone wild . . . I am enjoying doing these. Now I just have to get this framing thing sorted out. LOL. :rolleyes:
01-20-2005, 09:33 PM
Blu, I think that is much better! Lori
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