I've not posted things in a long while, but I've been painting lately and added a bunch of paintings - inspired mostly by the Open Studio Tour, past and future. I do seem to need a deadline to actually finish things.
Note on the photography. Earlier paintings have been photographed with a little, pink Elph Canon Powershot, which made them not at all close to the accuracy of colors. I invested in a bit bigger, albeit totally automatic (I know my skill level here), Canon EOS Rebel T3 at the advice of a photographer friend who really does have skills. I was told that I needed a great deal more equipment and skills than a bigger and better camera to get decent reproductions. But this is as far as I am going to take it. I've loved using it. I do cropping and do a touch of shadows which is a Picasa something that seems to bring the colors closer to what they should be. And I am labeling directly onto the post. So There isn't any sophisticated photoshopping; I don't know how and I don't think it is necessary. Computers are all calibrated differently, so I can't get too exerised about fine tuning here. They are best seen hanging on your wall.
Thanks for looking at the blog, Clare
This is listed under Landscapes - this is me painting my own street - I do that a lot!.
This is under Sold. The face pot is from a friend. The buckeyes are from St. James Church. I love buckeyes - they have wonderful shapes and colors.