Monday, March 18, 2013

"Ninguna Condenacion" (Part 1 of 2)

($350.00......Two Companion 8" x 8" pieces.....Pouring Medium on 300 lb HP...mounted on 2.00" depth clayboard)

"There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1) This piece is the final of the first in a pair of 8"x 8" pieces for "Fully Alive" upcoming Easter Exhibit. The second piece will actually have the full text from this passage.

Today's piece was scanned rather than photographed and you can clearly see by comparing the two postings (draft from yesterday and today) that the scanned image is much brighter and clearer and looks like the original. So any time you have the choice between scanning and photographing, remember that scanning is always the best option. 

Even if you don't blog, but simply want a record of your work, this is the best option. And just an FYI if the piece is larger, Kinko's is able to scan your original artwork on a larger copier. I have had 12 x 12's scanned there for around $5.00 and the image is crystal clear. It is best not to depend on your iphoto album unless you have everything backed up because once the image is gone and the piece has been sold, your are out of luck.

I have been very bad about not doing a better job of curating my own work, so my goal this year is to keep better track of my pieces and where they go. Believe me, you will not remember where it went a year or so from now!

Scanning is also much better for lettering and other fine details. Even if your piece is too large to make a scanned image, try to scan at least key portions of the details as well as a photograph of the larger work. It is always good to have a visual record of YOUR work since your next piece begins where the last one left off. It is your work that tells you the most about who you are as an artist and to notice your own habitual marks and the pieces you've created that actually bring a smile to your face.

Those moments of enjoying your work should be savored and cherished as gifts to be shared and a vision to be expanded. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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