View Full Version : first 2 acrylics

07-01-2007, 10:51 PM
Let me know what ya think.


07-01-2007, 11:17 PM
I regret that your images are so blurry. I think the first one appears to have great potential and the colors sure do look interesting but I am unable to see the detail and the subtlety of the work.

I have a feeling this looks good but it is so tricky to tell. Sorry.

07-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Mike, I'd love to see a clearer picture of both of them...

07-02-2007, 06:59 AM
it is a shame that the pics are so blurry, both look like they are very well done, especially the candles flame. What medium do you usually use?

07-02-2007, 08:28 AM
I like both, but would love to see a clear shot of them. Jan

07-02-2007, 09:40 AM
Hi Xique and welcome to Acrylics! You have done a terrific job for your first two acrylics. The photos are blurry looking but I can tell that I really like the composition and depth of field you have in the flowers painting. You did a great job too in getting the look of the candle and the flame is well done.

07-02-2007, 09:53 AM
:wave: They look really good, Mike. I especially like the first one but they are both excellent from what I can see. Like the others, I'd love to see them clearer though.


07-02-2007, 12:49 PM
:( Dang cheap camera. :P I tried to get them a bit clearer, but basically looks like I have to go camera shopping soon. :(


07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
I agree... time to shop for a better camera. :(

The upside is you get a new toy. :)

chammi kaiser
07-03-2007, 08:33 AM
Mike. These are excellent for your first two acrylics. I am impressed. There are some lovely colours . Look forward to seeing them once again when you have your new camera. Well done and welcome.

07-03-2007, 03:55 PM
You can take very good pictures even with cheap and old cameras. So please don't rush into buying a new camera. One common mistake with taking digital pictures (I assume you also have a digital camera), is not using flash indoor. Basically when the lighting is not enough, your shutter closes more slowly to obtain more light for the picture and therefore slightest movements in your hand will make the picture blurry. You have 3 options: (1) use a flash, (2) go outside and take a picture of your painting in sunlight, (3) use a tripod, which eliminates any hand shake.
You'll be happy with the results.

07-03-2007, 06:49 PM
Nice job even if they weren't your first acrylics. Way to go. I use a tripod to prevent blurring.

07-03-2007, 07:12 PM
The small ones look very nice.

I have a cheapie digital camera and most of my photos come out OK. Also, I don't know where you live, but sometimes places like Kinkos will let you use a scanner which might be good if the works are less than 11 x 14.

My camera will sometimes blur if I take the photo too close. Try stepping further away and then cropping. Also, make sure you are not taking a picture with the item flat as it distorts the image. Try standing the picture up and shooting that way.

07-04-2007, 01:16 AM
That flame looks so real...and those flower gorgeous...even if they are blurry.

07-04-2007, 08:17 AM


I sharpened them up a little for you..:)

Lovely paintings, I particularly like the flowers..:)