Oct 17, 2010

Mermaid Moon ~



champion of the sea

will you befriend me

teach me of the fluid arts

a mutable dance with all my parts

does seaweed talk to you

or

sitting under the deep sky blue

in her wild language she did sing

a song that rang and rang

dance my dear

dance with each moment true

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oh, please help~
my scanner is not big enough for this, 
how do you capture/photograph your art with accurate colors and texture?
I finally took the first and third image in the daylight,
they are fairly accurate, her tail is more a coppery bronze and her hair a transparent magenta violet.
                                

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sketches by other artists!

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51 comments:

  1. Tammie ~ I've missed experiencing your beautiful thoughts and art ... sending love your way, dear woman!

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  2. Shayna,
    So lovely to hear from you. I have missed you too. Wishing you love in your new home.

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  3. Tammie,
    oh the words here, are perct. I love the mermaid and her face....Her hair is amazing too. My daughter is sitting here with me, and she just loves it , she said, "WOW" when your painting popped up! Another beauty...xxoo

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  4. I love the complementary colors of her tail & the sky!

    Natural light is always best for photographing.

    Another option is scanning your art in pieces and then putting them together in photoshop (there are lots of tutorials on the web about doing it)

    Looking forward to seeing & reading more :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  5. Hello Heather,

    It is so fun to read your comment and to know that your daughter enjoyed this too!


    Hi Kristin,

    Thank you for your thoughts on how to scan and piece together, that will be a learning experience for I rarely use PS, not even with my photography business. Sounds like something that would serve me well.
    Thank you!

    warmth,

    Tammie

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  6. Hi Tammie,
    Your mermaid is so sweet, love her face and hair.
    My art teacher told me to photograph the painting in the evening because earlier the sun will change the colors.
    Happy Sunday!!

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  7. Hello Katerina,

    so photograph in the soft evening light. I will give that a try, thank you. And thank you for your lovely comment.

    Tammie

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  8. She's beautiful Tammie! The moon has such wonderful texture in it, which really adds to the whole painting.

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  9. Beautiful Tammie! She is a stunner..i love the look in her eye..she knows something powerful..i love her! gorgeous color energy to her spirit too. there is just something about the subtle look in her eye!

    I wish i could help...I too don't now how to properly photograph art..i find it so challenging..everyone tells me to get Photoshop..I dont have it. so i simply photogrpah in the natural light..and work from there!
    I find the art never really looks as it does in person!
    I think you did a fabuous job and it looks dazzling!
    Hugs and sparkles creatrix one!
    Kiki~

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  10. She turned out beautifully! What a gorgeous mermaid and Moon!

    It is so hard to get photos and even scans to look exactly right. Nice to hear the advice you've been given!

    I love seeing the progress from sketch to finished project as well! Both are unique and lovely in quite a different way. (And wonderful poem! You're right the words really dohelp guide!

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  11. Lovely use of color. I love the melancholy in her face.

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  12. i like the mix of verse and art...vibrant colors as i imagine her voice as she sings such wisdom...

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  13. She is lovely no matter any slight differences in hues. Plus, everybody's monitors show colors a bit differently.

    Mermaid moon, such a nice ring to that.

    Lovely to be on your art blog again.

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  14. her eyes looked sorrowful but her lips says the opposite, she has character

    the photos you posted here looks pretty good, for me, I scan my art with a scanner, I just set it to the highest resolution and keep it press down as much as possible, for larger art, I scan in sections and piece them together in Adobe Photoshop

    for photography, using natural light is what I always heard of but I think you have to test it out yourself

    plus your computer should also be color collaborated so that the colors you see on screen is the same as the art piece

    I doubt there's any absolute perfect way to scan/photograph your art unless you go to a professional and pay them to do it, that's pretty much what I've learned, hope this helps a bit

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  15. How hopeful a sight during the deep, dark night over here. Thank you.

    Please have a good start into the new week.

    daily athens

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  16. So very wonderful this one is! And I especially like the way you've made the heaven! You make me want to draw and paint.. I did a litle before, but it's a long time ago. I dreamt one night I had made a drawing.. I woke up and realized I had not.. ;) The drawing of a girl on a top of a mountain, dragging quite a big wheel and a sort of a vehicle... between the wheel and the hands of the girl was a long rope.. A very strange dream..
    Have a nice week! :)

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  17. Lovely...both words and brush strokes! How wonderful to see a painting that supports your poem.

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  18. Hi Tammie,

    The painting is looking so beautiful. I always try and place my artwork - and other pieces - in a natural light setting (in our sunroom or outside when the sun is not too shiny).
    Theresa

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  19. She is gorgeous!!! I just love that red hair, and beautiful words too!

    I also photograph my paintings on a sunny day and find that light shows the true colours best :0)

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  20. I wish I could help with the technical question.

    But I am grateful for the poem and images as they are. So beautiful and true. Thank you.

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  21. She is beautiful Tammie and the poem is perfect. I wish I could write poetry but it just isn't to be.

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  22. "fluid arts", love that! great work!

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  23. I love your artistic talent mixed with poetry. You have a lovely site here.

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  24. wonderful poem and painting ... chock full of talent!!

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  25. Tammie, what kind of scanner do you have (or did you say and I missed it with my oh so tired eyes late tonight?!)

    I love how you show your before and after with your sketches and drawings. Keep up the great work. Hugs! :)

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  26. big bunch of seaflowers for you. Salty kisses too!

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  27. An excellent art and words combination.

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  28. Mermaid is looking great!

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  29. Oh it's so hard to capture the beauty of art with any camera! Her beauty comes through and wonderful when partnered with the poem--I love it!

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  30. Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments!

    Also thank you for your ideas as to how to photograph and or scan art. Capturing color clearly seems to be a challenge in so many fields, it is always good to learn more.

    With warmth,
    Tammie

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  31. the art is so beautiful.

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  32. '..teach me of the fluid arts
    a mutable dance with all my parts..'

    ah the dancing sea..oh a mermaid.. to be:o)

    she's beautiful Tammie.. i quite like the sketch as it is too..with just the painted face..the paleness is haunting.

    xx

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  33. She looks pretty great to me! I like the transparent magenta hair.

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  34. Oh Tammie~ your poetry is beautiful as is your art!! I have always wanted to combine my poems with drawing but I can seem to draw what/how I would like. Your pictures are gorgeous and coupled with the poetry- just magnificent! Have you always been able to draw like this? Are you still photographing nature?

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  35. Hi Patti,

    Thank you for your lovely comment.
    Yes I am still doing my Spirithelpers photography, that blog is well and active. This year I began drawing lessons and now learning other mediums as well. Seems poetry goes with every thing I do whether art or photography. So lovely of you to stop by!

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  36. Hello Tammie!!

    Very cute and lovley mermaid :)And thank you Tammie for the comment and your letter!! You made me very glad!! :)

    Have a great week
    Love
    Johanna, Sweden
    ART

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  37. Hi, Tammie! I love this new mermaid painting--and of course the words you use to garnish the package of this sweet piece of artwork!

    I actually have a book on how to photograph bigger art pieces. The main thing is to photograph your piece in natural light. The other thing is not to photograph it straight on, or flat--always photograph your work on a tilt, so the edges are square. It has something to do with the curvature of the lens.

    I'll look up the details and email 'em to you.

    ((hugs)) You are doing wonderful work!

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  38. Such an alluring illustration with a beautifully enchanting poem to go with it! Great work, the colours are just wonderful!

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  39. daylight is always the best thing yet that doesn't help when it's raining! I have a programme that I downloaded from the internet, it's free. You can manipulate images on it, try it, it's called ''gimp''. feeling better today too, thanks.

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  40. forgot to say, I want hair that colour!! love it.

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  41. Hi Tammie, I hope your prize arrives with you soon! :) Mermaid and a moon, what more could I ask for?! :) xx

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  42. ~tammie she is beautiful...her face especially her eyes remind me kind of of cher...deep and sultry...i can hear her song floating across the seas...wonderful painting! much l♥ve and light upon you always~

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  43. Tammie, a beautiful mermaid indeed. I too photograph my work on sunny days, but if im scanning a large piece will do it in pieces. blessings x x

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  44. HI Tammie..just popping in to wish you a wonderful wkd!
    Kiki~

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  45. What a pretty piece! I love the composition and the flow of her tail... lovely work!

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  46. ...I really like this one. Since I'm a Pisces I respond to all things fish.

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  47. this is so lovely.

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