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Barbara
02-05-2001, 09:53 PM
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Barbara
02-05-2001, 09:58 PM
Hi! Well that wasnt so hard after all. My first posting here. I painted this this afternoon while the snow piled up outside. Its a card that I intended to send to a friend of mine. And its my first stab at doing a study first before doing a full painting. I planned to do a full painting of these reference photos I took.
Any and all critiques and comments welcome! Now that I am finding my way around this site, you may hear more from me.
Barb

Pooka
02-06-2001, 09:33 AM
Hi Barbara,

I love the cats on the porch. It would make a wonderful greeting card. Have you ever submitted to greeting card companies? I am glad you figured out how to post.

Becky


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Barbara
02-06-2001, 08:49 PM
Becky:
thanks. No I havent ever submitted to a greeting card co. have you? How do you go about it? I havent sold any work so far. Just do it for pleasure. There is another painting I did -- very vivid colors of petunias (maybe I will find the right place here to post it) that others have said would make a great card or wrapping paper.
Barb

Dima
02-07-2001, 02:12 AM
Very nice, Barbara.
And I bet it would be a winner in the postcard department.

Dick

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Pooka
02-08-2001, 09:45 AM
Hi Barb,

Yes, I have submitted and have been published by the greeting card company. I can post one here sometime. If you want to submit your work, make sure you go out and get the "Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market" book. It is a must with tons of publishers from greeting cards to magazines to book publishers. You would send in a letter stating what you do plus a resume and then a sheet of your drawings that you have done so far-like your cats and flowers etc. What I do for the sheet of drawings is scan in my images into my computer and then place them in one of my programs (were you would type etc.) I then put the images on one sheet of paper and then you have instant colored copies (if you have a good printer) I usually can fit 6-9 images on a sheet. If you don't have a good printer, go and get some colored copies made up then of your images. You want good copies so the publishers can see what the quality is like. Also, send the company a return postcard saying if they would like more of your work or your work doesn't fit their needs. This way they have something to mail you back right away and you will know how you stand. If any of this does not make sense, I can e-mail you some samples of what I do and you will be able to tell better.

Becky


Originally posted by Barbara:
Becky:
thanks. No I havent ever submitted to a greeting card co. have you? How do you go about it? I havent sold any work so far. Just do it for pleasure. There is another painting I did -- very vivid colors of petunias (maybe I will find the right place here to post it) that others have said would make a great card or wrapping paper.
Barb

Katee
02-08-2001, 06:59 PM
Barbara

I'm glad you've managed to find your way around and make you first post.

Was this done in watercolour?

I'm not expert enough to give a critique, but liked the painting all the same

Take care

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Barbara
02-08-2001, 07:20 PM
Thanks Karen Yes it's a watercolor 5x7.

Becky thank you so much for the info. I would love to see what you sent or any info you have. Not sure I am ready to do something like this but maybe I will for the experience of it. (everyone needs to experience rejection right?? lol) If you want to email me privately with it, my address is [email protected] I dont think my printer is worthy of something like this but it could be me or it could be the scanner that isnt up to par. And then there is my technical limitation! I think I would be better off to take the images someplace else at least the first time.
I will look into that book too.
Barb

tammy
02-08-2001, 09:08 PM
Very nice. I love kitties.
I'm tending to see that for me the full post on the side of the porch almost looks as if it is leaning or something at the top.

Thanks for posting and a warm welcome.

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Barbara
02-09-2001, 04:06 AM
Tammy:
I am not surprised that the porchpost seems to be listing! Architecture is definitely not my strong suit. I sketched this out very quickly, intending for it to be much looser and simpler than it turned out. I may do a full painting of it though and will be more careful to get the architecture right since the full painting will include even more of the porch.

Pooka
02-09-2001, 04:50 PM
Hi Barb,

I will send you some samples of my work this weekend. I will send you the 81/2 x 11 sheet sample and a postcard sample that you should send. I will also try and post one of the greeting cards I did.

Becky

Originally posted by Barbara:
Thanks Karen Yes it's a watercolor 5x7.

Becky thank you so much for the info. I would love to see what you sent or any info you have. Not sure I am ready to do something like this but maybe I will for the experience of it. (everyone needs to experience rejection right?? lol) If you want to email me privately with it, my address is [email protected] I dont think my printer is worthy of something like this but it could be me or it could be the scanner that isnt up to par. And then there is my technical limitation! I think I would be better off to take the images someplace else at least the first time.
I will look into that book too.
Barb

dduchene
02-09-2001, 06:10 PM
HI Barb :-)
I love cats and porches..lol
this is a great study....can't wait to see the painting.

Darrell

tammy
02-09-2001, 10:37 PM
Hi Barb,
The leaning post is really a minor thing in this painting. It's just something my eye caught. Is it not possible that perhaps the paper was a little crooked when you scanned it?

I'm bad at architecture myself. You should have seen the trouble I had with bricks a year ago! Yuk!
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TeAnne
02-10-2001, 04:39 AM
I love cats, I am a cat person. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I love this too. Have you posted it in the cat project?

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Barbara
02-10-2001, 05:24 AM
Teanne: No I havent posted it to the cat project. Where do I do that. This site is a bit overwhelming for me (timewise) so I have been mainly sticking to this board.
Barb