Thursday, July 19, 2012


I do have troubles whenever I try to access this, so there may be glitches.  I do apologize now for them.  But I hope you enjoy it.  Within the next couple of months, I hope to get up a real website through FASO.  No doubt I will screw that up many, many ways before I actually make it go.

I did reasonablly well at the Open Studio Tour and I am happy about that.  Now I am having some of my work shown at Benson and Babb Interiors, a wonderful design firm here in Hendersonville.  It is a starting place for me outside my home and something of a first.  

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 the sizes 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.