Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Painting #20 - Wandering Grace - and our winner is. . .

 Wandering Grace
oil on canvas
6 x 9 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Some paintings look perfect when I upload them to this blog and others just defy color correction. This is one of those defiant paintings. I calibrate my monitor every two weeks. I adjusted the color in Photoshop pretty darn close to the original. I checked my color profiles. It looks great on my screen. Then I uploaded the file here and presto, the colors are changed. You will just have to take my word for it that the yellows of the marsh grasses are a little yellower and the blue of the water in the foreground is less cyan than it appears here.

This is another view of the marshes from  the Low Country of South Carolina, near Edisto Island. I know that I need to start blogging of these paintings more frequently, as I now have quite a backlog of work in this 100 painting project. But the weather has just been way too nice these days to stay indoors for long.

Now here's what you all stopped by for today. I put all of the names entered for my give-away in my Edisto Beach hat.
With a popsicle in one hand, and with much ceremony, Kiddo selected a name. . .
and the winner is Deni! Congratulations Deni! If you will email me your mailing info, to ann (at) bluebirdhill (dot) com, I will send the cards right off to you. Thank you to everyone that entered my little give-away. You all make blogging so much fun!

19 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I LOVE the painting, Ann. Reminds me that I just need to get out there on a nice and find a nice little lake to enjoy - especially before the bugs hit us hard!

AutumnLeaves said...

P. S. Your daughter is a cutie pie! Sigh...I remember when my girls were younger...and sweeter? LOL

raena said...

Congratulations to Deni!! (But, I actually stopped by to see your work...always inspiring!)

Ellen said...

Well it looks great to me!!! Clear cool water! And I love how it recedes. Beautiul! Very nice!
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I'm supposed to recalibrate my monitor? Wow. The things a person learns! I've never done that even once.

Ellen said...

Well it looks great to me!!! Clear cool water! And I love how it recedes. Beautiul! Very nice!
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I'm supposed to recalibrate my monitor? Wow. The things a person learns! I've never done that even once.

Spinneretta said...

I have a running theory that what looks bad on one monitor looks great on another!!
This painting looks great :)

Janene said...

Actually, this is one of my favorites!

becky joy said...

Wonderful spacial quality and clean, rich colors.

Anonymous said...

I WON!!! YEAH!! sent you an email with snailmail addy... THANK you!!! deni........;)

Drawn2Life said...

Gorgeous painting! I bet the original is simply smashing! Your daughter is lovely! Perhaps she and my son (William age 12...didn't I read somewhere that she is 12 also?)should meet:)

donna said...

Another terrific painting.

Yevgenia Watts said...

Color correction can be such a pain - and the worst thing is that you can never know how it's going to look on somebody else's monitor!

As for my monitor, the painting looks wonderful! It reminds of a great sunny day near the Carmel river estuary...

ffyrebird.com said...

It looks lovely and peaceful, great job!

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful painting. Makes one want to be there.

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful painting, with a great peaceful feeling!
Beautiful smile on your daughter, she's a very lovely girl!
I'm sorry I missed the give away post... lucky Deni : ) !

Ann said...

Ellen, because I occasionally do graphic design work (book design) I installed a color calibrator on my computer, and it has helped keep what's on my screen look like what is printed. This painting was just one of those difficult ones. . .

Thank you all for the kind comments about my painting and Kiddo! They grow up so darn fast!

Jennifer, she is 11, close enough to 12. But does your guy like to hang around with girls? Kiddo can be shy with boys, unless they are into her latest reading craze of the Olympians series! We should get together sometime though! We'll be wanting sketch outings soon!

Alex said...

COngratulations Deni, and awesome painting Ann!
:) Kiddo does have a very sweet smile. I am sure boys fall head over heels for her

jeannette said...

I love the color combination in this small painting! glad I hopped over to your blog:)

Krista Meister said...

Yay, Deni! You are so lucky.

My son (age 9) is reading the Olympian series too! I'm reading it along with him, although I'm in Book 3 and he's read the entire series and starting back to re-read them again. Great books.

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