I have been asked to digitise a painting that the artist would like to use on a website I am creating for her. The painting is black and white acrylic, on canvas, unframed, and not stretched. So it's going to have to be lying on a table or something. I have a DSLR. What are some tips for getting the best quality image? [more inside]
Hey, I'm looking for artwork to hang around my house. It can be public domain (something I can download and print) or something I can order online. I want drawings, paintings, photos, etc. of women - all women, plus women with women, plus butch women with femme women, plus queer wo/men. [more inside]
My workaholic father retired recently. He was completely and passionately devoted to his profession (Medicine) for over 42 years. In all the time that he worked, 12 to 14 hours a day, he developed practically no hobbies or interests apart from his work. I hardly remember him watching a movie or reading a book (outside of work) or socialising (and on the occasion that he HAD to, it was a chore). In fact, it was hard to keep him away from the Hospital where he worked, even on Sundays. As one can imagine, retirement has been a hard transition for him, although, of course, he had been anticipating this change for a very long time. [more inside]
My friend from Orange County (California) is a fine artist and photographer. He’s visiting New Orleans in October 2014 and would like to be part of some art shows while he’s here. [more inside]
Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers? [more inside]
I'd like some guidance on learning how to paint, and learning how to take photographs. [more inside]
I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
What visual artists are known (or would you say should be) for use of white space / negative space? [more inside]
Looking for a series of photographs that look like paintings of (IIRC) American suburbia taken at night time. [more inside]
Inspired by this picture recently featured on the flickr blog, can someone point me to other recreations of famous paintings?
Fellow artists: I want to paint and collage over photos printed onto canvas. Looking for advice about pitfalls, materials that work, etc... [more inside]
How would I go about painting on top of color photographs with acrylic paints? I would like to branch out from pure photography and into multimedia; however I have no knowledge of painting process. I am currently taking an acrylics painting course at a commnity college, and while I am beginning to get the basics of applying paint to a canvas, I am at a loss as to how I might prepare a photograph surface for painting. A related question: how about painting on smooth plastic lamps?