Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One More Heart

I have these small square wood blocks that I gessoed thinking I would get them all done before Valentines Day but have been too busy to finish a few.  This is just another one to bring into the gallery before February passes by.  At least I didn't put Happy Valentine's on it.  Tomorrow is my day to do my gallery shift so I like to bring at least one item in that is new. 

Also, I've been trying to print my paintings on the printer I purchased...Epson 3800...but I can't seem to get the colors right.  I'm really not computer savvy and I'm just learning Photoshop Elements so I can adjust the colors more simply.  It seems too much for me at times not to mention the cost.  Between the inks for the printer and good quality paper, buying the program and taking an online class to learn PS Elements, it can get costly if you don't know what you're doing, like mwah!  That was me sighing in case you didn't hear it from where you live.  Oh well, it's all for the sake of art so I guess it's OK.  Now all I need is time.

5 comments:

lori vliegen said...

your wood block is beautiful.....and i'm sure VERY time consuming to put together!! i can so relate to what you're saying about everything that goes into a project....the time and money involved in creating one little wood block can be staggering! the good news is that once you learn photoshop, you'll save yourself tons of time down the road......and we could all use a little more time, right?!! :)))

Martha Lever said...

Hi Renee! This heart is wonderful and it just pops!

I understand about the printer. I have an Epson printer large format and I think that you can go into the printer properties and setup and you might be able to set it on a setting that looks pretty good without doing it is Photoshop.

Jane Farr said...

This is a great piece Renee. I really like the dangling chain and charm. I wish I could offer advice on PSE and the Epson, but I am just a beginner myself and sighing right along with you! :-)

Lisa Holtzman said...

I love this piece Renee! And, I'm so proud of you for always forging ahead and learning new things, ugh, even technological stuff!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Very nice box Renee! Guess we're thinking alike in that area, huh? Thanks for coming by. Take care, Riki