Saturday, May 30, 2009

Untitled 40


A strong one.

Hate how when images are uploaded onto the blog, they sort of wash out and blur a bit. Has anyone figured out how to correct that yet? I know we're all waiting...  This is a lot more vibrant in person.


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12 comments:

brian eppley said...

Pinot noir? Very wine like color. Or maybe a distant horizon line in a landscape. This one really engages the imagination. Very nice.

rahina qh said...

Yes, strong but silent and peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle of citylife... well my perception.

Karen Bruson said...

I haven't figured it out. The colors are always off when I upload a photo. On my other computer they are always too blue.

Gwen Bell said...

Nope. Wish I knew. I always have to tweak mine in Photoshop to get them even close to the actual colors. Do you have a MAC? Word is they don't have this problem quite as much as PC's.

This is lovely. It reminds me of driving on a long stretch of highway at night and seeing the bright lights of the city ahead in the distance.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

It looks so simple but is a very moving use of paint. This is a wonderful piece.

Casey Klahn said...

I clicked on Untitled 40 to check that it was uploaded in large dimensions, and it was.

Try these possibilities:

-When you save the image, make sure you save it at a twelve or highest quality in PS.
-Try uploading it at 110 or 150 dpi, rather than the norm of 72. It will upload, and your blog is not that "busy" with images - so it will load in the hinterland okay.
more later!

Jala Pfaff said...

Brian E - Thank you. Wow, is that an actual photo of you? "Pinot noir." Maybe I should name it that.

Rahina - Thank you. I love serenity in artworks and Im glad it feels tranquil. Perhaps it's the "strong but silent" type?

Karen B - Technology is so annoying.

Gwen - This is a Mac that I'm on. I love how you describe this. I totally feel that now that you've said it.

OnPainting - Thank you!

Hi Casey - Unfortunately, I already do all those things. Oh well. If you ever find a way to make pastels on screen look as tasty as in real life, please let me know.

Laurel Daniel said...

The limitations of technology are so frustrating. But it's also good to remember that without it, we never even got to see things like paintings from a girl in Colorado! I would love to see all of them in real life! I really enjoy the thick and thin of your horizontal lines and that little spot that is extra bright!

Shirley Peters said...

To make a photograph of your art (or anything) look good:
open in photoshop, duplicate the layer, select "overlay", then flatten and save.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Because my camera has been dropped more times than I like to admit, I find on occasion I must adjust the contrast to bring my photos to view as clear and sharp as the original work of art does. Then I can get it dead on. Also for darker value paintings/drawings try and photograph them in front of a white sheet, back off a tad and include in the photo, you can crop the white off later. This helps somehow, and vice versa for light works of art, photograph them in front of a black background. Let me know how that goes!

r garriott said...

I'd be curious to see this image saved and uploaded as a .PNG file, as it looks like an almost black canvas from here. Supposedly the .PNG works better for modulating tones cross platform (that is, it should adjust for better color viewing on both Mac and PC.

Jala Pfaff said...

Laurel - Thanks! I'd love to see yours in person too.

Shirley - Thank you, I'll experiment with that soon. Why should it make a difference, though, I wonder? I'm conversant but far from very experienced in Photoshop.

Tina - Thanks. I'll experiment with that, too.

R - I'm going to try this...let's see...