Thursday, July 19, 2012


At the moment, I can't make this page bring up the Pages, so I AM MAD.  I've been working for days to revamp this blog, but I can't find how to attach the pages.  If anyone sees this and has a clue, let me know!

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.