Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 8:29 AM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
And no, I do not mean duplicating ourselves! 1 of me is plenty. I'm talking about being an artist self-producing my reproductions (instead of farming it out). And really, I'm only talking about the 1st step in this process - capturing a digital image. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
I am often asked how I get so much detail and apparent texture into my reproductions (digital prints). There are three components to the reproduction process - A good digital image, quality paper, and a professional level printer using quality inks. Before you can create a quality print, the first step is the most important.
- After scanning a section, trim off about 1/2 inch from any edges other than the actual artwork edges (to remove any color variations from the edges to be stitched together)
- Plan you scans to overlap at least 3-4 inches (although, overlapping 1/3 of your image or more is closer to factory recommendations)
- Stitch the scans together with the "photomerge" feature in Photoshop (or other similar graphics program).
- If images aren't lining up properly, scan again. It's most likely a matter of making sure your painting is straight when you scan.
- Still not merging correctly? If your graphic design program allows it, take apart the auto merged scans and manually place them together.
- Once merged, use the clone stamp tool to make minor corrections to color where stitching occurred
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
As I've been spending more time doing office work (like getting my new business cards designed and ordered, updating my website, and catching up on my accounting) and less time painting lately, I'm definitely looking forward to what has become a very fun annual event for me.
PAINTING A DAY 3rd ANNUAL ART AUCTION
Nov 1 - Dec 10
Unlike previous years, I am planning on 30 paintings during this 40 day period (giving myself some weekend & Thanksgiving days off - yea!) After each painting is completed (no more than 1 a day), I will list it on ebay the next day for a 5 day auction. Whenever possible I'll try to also load some video of the artwork in the making to youtube! Fun! I will announce each listing on my Facebook page as well as twitter, so feel free to "like" me for "follow" me to find out the latest news.
Until then... you can find my latest work at the following upcoming events!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 4:56 PM
Monday, September 6, 2010
How I've missed having a good Art Deckle! We always had them available in art school, but for my studio it always seemed like a frivolous expense. Since I've been painting more work on paper lately, though, it seemed like an appropriate thing to have on hand. And so, I finally have that simple but effective tool happily residing on my table!
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 7:24 PM
Friday, September 3, 2010
A fun and busy summer comes to a close once again. In its wake, I thought I would note a few facts and also share my cherished summer collection with you.
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 10:27 AM