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billmahler
09-26-2007, 09:33 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2007/111636-roseandvase3.jpg

Sorry about the blurring - the camera gets the blame this time.

11X14 Acrylic on Canvas

Comments?

jeanvrb
09-26-2007, 11:35 PM
This is a very good interpretation of rose petals. Color is good also. It is blurry, as you said. I tried sharpening the focus in my Corel Painter program, but it didn't help much. I have had that problem also and a WC guide suggested I try sharpening prior to posting, as the upload process weakens it some. Also, your file size is small, 7.4 KB. That was another thing I have started changing. I don't want to sound like a "know it all", but have learned these things from other WC people. I had been saving to .jpg file and had chosen good out of fair, good, high, and excellent, which gave me a file size of about 25 KBs. This was not real sharp. I started choosing excellent, which changed to about 80 or 90 KBs. This is still within WC limits and uploaded fairly fast even on my slow dial-up. I'm still not totally satisfied with the clarity, but it is much better than my previous way. I did those things after I had changed the pixel size to be within the WC range of 600 x 500 pixels.

Jeanette

billmahler
09-27-2007, 12:26 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2007/111636-roseandvase4.jpg
I went back and changed the lighting.
This one is clearer

jeanvrb
09-27-2007, 10:19 AM
Wow, the lighting made a huge difference in clarity!!!! Very pretty rose.

Jeanette

gaykir
09-27-2007, 10:28 AM
Just lovely!

billmahler
09-27-2007, 10:36 AM
Jeanette
Glad you like the rose and thanks for the file handling tips.
Gayle
Thank you for your kind words.

debsn2paintn
09-28-2007, 06:16 PM
So simple yet so beautiful.

billmahler
10-01-2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks Deb!

Charlie's Mum
10-01-2007, 10:53 PM
Bill - I like the rose form - it's petal formation is so well observed and painted - and really like your rendering of the glass too.

Here are some links which may help with the image sizing - I have more info I can direct you to which explains file size, compression etc to get the best image to show and stay under 100k :D

This one I did for another forum I moderate -
Image file size, compression. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395435)

These are elewhere on the site:
Posting Images (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/496/)
Resize Images using free software (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203090)
Resizing tutorial for Photoshop (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277899)

billmahler
10-03-2007, 07:36 AM
Maureen
Thank you for your appreciation of the painting, and for the the file handling tips.
Thanks also for the file handling links. I made my living as a computer geek, but it was with numbers, not pictures, and all this is new to me.

valchina612
10-03-2007, 09:46 AM
Bill, this is a beautiful painting. Well done. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Charlie's Mum
10-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Bill, you're welcome!
If I can ever help, just shout ....... you never know when I may need some computer help from a 'computer geek' :lol::lol:

billmahler
09-19-2008, 07:33 AM
Update
I was just notified that this painting has been accepted into the Richeson Still Life and Floral competiton.
Thanks to all for your encouragement

Lady Carol
09-19-2008, 11:28 AM
Congratulations. It is a beautiful painting. No wonder it was accepted.

gourdburner
09-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Beautiful rose! And the glass looks great, I can see why it was accepted. Congratulations and good luck!

ranunkel
09-21-2008, 11:04 AM
This is lovely Bill!

TxAggieDarlin
09-22-2008, 09:38 AM
Congrats and it is beautiful

KreativeK
09-23-2008, 03:48 PM
Bill, you are so talented...love this simple elegant rose.

(thanks to the others for tips on photos; I really need the help.)