A stitchin’ time

We have an art show tomorrow so, as is usual, I spent some time this evening rushing around trying to get the entries framed, backed and wired. Of course this was after I had scanned the works so that we can keep copies and upload to our websites. This time around I am not entering anything but the “family studio” was represented through one of my daughter’s photographs and two of my wife’s acrylic paintings.

I still need to sort out my office, to make things easier, but my trusty Epson V600 scanner does a grand job, and for the larger paintings I take multiple scans and then stitch them together using the fabulously free Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor). This may involve 6 or more images on some of the larger works (like the chickens, below) as the scan bed is about 12” x  9” (30cm x 22.5cm).

Then I run the resulting image through GIMP to color correct as I still haven’t made the leap to Lightroom or Photoshop even though my daughter has these (I’m a creature of habit, I guess),  and we have the final saved images. It can be a bit of hard work for my old ASUS Pentium laptop, but it still manages it.

161117_eddie

161117_wildflowers

161117_hens

So, after a few hours of preparation everything is framed up and ready to be submitted to the show tomorrow.

What do you think?

161117_pix

~Richard

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  1. Thank you, Brian. All credit goes to my wife for the choice. It’s always difficult matching the correct frames and it really can make a huge difference to the final presentation. I’m glad you like them.

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