Tuesday, May 28, 2013

To "watermark" paintings on the web.... or not?

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Watching The Sunset
Oil on canvas
Palette Knife Painting

Part of our marketing process is posting images of our artwork. But many artists are worried 
about their art being "stolen". It happens a lot and hopefully not so that someone can print off 
a print and pirate it. I would think it's ok to copy an image if you (an artist) would like to keep a sample of other artists work for reference or as a learning tool.  We, as artists are generally very sharing about that. That can be done watermarked or not. 
So.....the question remains. 
Do we, as artists, plant a watermarked notice on our image so that it
can't be copied for printing purposes or do we just hope that the image
is poor enough quality that it just won't work? 
What are your thoughts? As an artist? As an art collector?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Main Street USA, Rosie Phillips is at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery

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Main Street USA

Happy Memorial Day!
Stop by Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery at 175 Church St, Charleston!
I'll be there. Lots of great art to take home with you!
Honor our lost loved ones today....and always 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rosie will be at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery on Friday evening

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Sunset at Oyster Creek
Oil on canvas

I will be at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery on Friday evening!
Come by and visit all the great art!
Oh, and say HI to me!
It is opening weekend of Piccolo Spoleto here in Charleston
so it should be a fun evening to be out. 
Lots of great food, music and ART!

160 East Bay Street, Charleston

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Step by Step Demo for The Blues Guy by Rosie

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 THE BLUES GUY, Oil on canvas, Click here for purchase info

 The 1st photo I took was after doing a first pass at his skin tones, facial features and hat.

I then added the sax

 Then onto his clothing, always
paying attention to where the light is coming from.

More clothing added keeping the light and shadows in check

 Then I had to go back in and correct the skin tones once the clothing was set.
I felt the back ground needed to show the light and shadow areas as well instead of what was in the original photo, as is shown below. This is a photo I took about 2 years ago and have been thinking about painting since then! Once I started it, it just flowed!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Collage postcard of Rosie's art

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Here is a sampling of some of my art . 
They are all on display at the 
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery 
and at 
Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rosie is Featured Artist at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

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Sunset At Oyster Creek
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

Well, we forgot to take pictures of the reception last night! But I am happy to report that the gallery and I had a great turn out. Lots of interest in and sales, not only in my art, as I am the FEATURED ARTIST in May but also in some of the other great ART we have in the gallery. 
Despite the cooler temps and a bit of drizzle, we were very excited to greet you all!
It was also French Quarter Artwalk so we had plenty of art lovers in the area. 
Thanks for coming by and stay in touch!

 Carolina Marsh and Creek

Like I said! 
We forgot to take pics during the event but here I am at the gallery door after setting up the exhibit.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Just Desserts Flowers, watercolor painting

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My Just Desserts Flowers
This is one of my oldies but goodies. 
It's a watercolor, image size 11 x 14 but matted and framed in a 16 x 20 frame. 
I painted it several years ago while living in St Louis, MO! Was having lunch with my painting buddies
(gosh, I miss you all!!!!!) and this was on the table. And obviously in our vision where we couldn't talk to each other, so we moved it to the window and voila! The scene was set. Had to paint it.
I'm proud to say it has won 2 awards. 
It is one of my favorites but would love for it to find a new home 
as it moves around a lot in my home.... making way for new paintings!