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Desdichado
07-30-2016, 02:56 PM
A view of Buttermere in the English Lake District from a photograph a colleague took.
The original and a virtual framed one. The size is 12" x 9".

TerryCurley
07-30-2016, 03:00 PM
I could never get tired of seeing your work. This is fantastic...absolutely love it.

Desdichado
07-30-2016, 03:07 PM
Many thanks Terry. Comments like that make it all worthwhile.

Liz
07-30-2016, 09:47 PM
Very nice, it looks more like an oil than a watercolor

Desdichado
07-31-2016, 05:44 AM
Very nice, it looks more like an oil than a watercolor

Hi Liz. That's possibly because the paper I use is slightly textured and might give a canvas impression. I did one oil painting when I was about ten but never took to oils.
I've never even tried accrylics. Strictly a water man, me. :wink:

Desdichado
07-31-2016, 11:27 AM
Thought I'd share this with you. This happened by sheer luck and certainly not from any photographic skills (I have none whatsoever :plain:) My painting was on a table near the kitchen window when the sun suddenly came out and shone on it through the leaded windows. The effect was quite amazing, so much so that I had to photograph it. I won't pretend I had much to do with it, but loved the result. :wink:

abt2k15
07-31-2016, 01:11 PM
actually quite awesome. how do you get such clean pictures of your paintings? when i photograph my acrylics i have to adjust the color because its like 90% of the time way of than in rl.

Desdichado
07-31-2016, 03:39 PM
how do you get such clean pictures of your paintings? when i photograph my acrylics i have to adjust the color because its like 90% of the time way of than in rl.

Usually, but not always, I just save as My Pictures and click auto-focus as the camera pics show lighter than they really are. My camera, a Sony Cybershot is a few years old and is okay for all normal usage but is isn't an expensive one.

Stever
07-31-2016, 03:44 PM
What a beautiful job you've done.
Great work
Stever

Stever
07-31-2016, 03:46 PM
That is just to cool! The sun of luck to capture that picture.
Steverr

Desdichado
07-31-2016, 04:01 PM
Thanks Stever. I did the pic, but the sun did the rest. :wink:

abt2k15
08-01-2016, 04:23 AM
Usually, but not always, I just save as My Pictures and click auto-focus as the camera pics show lighter than they really are. My camera, a Sony Cybershot is a few years old and is okay for all normal usage but is isn't an expensive one.

still dont get it. its absolutely straight. i usually have to decide to climb on something leaving the painting on the floor or directly from easel/ wirkbench. both methods still wont make it easy to get the picture without parallax issues.