Saturday, 21 February 2009

Slight Improvement

Do you remember the 'Post with Appalling Picture Quality'?

Those items have now returned and have obligingly posed again.


These pictures are an improvement but


I still wish I understood the workings of my camera,


and could make it take better pictures.


Its almost idiot proof,
but I am quite some idiot.

I've listed some of these in my ETSY shop.
I've taken advantage of the lemons.
If this idiot knows one thing, its her colour wheel.
(With grateful thanks to Mrs Bond, Lower V a, Winckley Square Convent School, 1964.
I had my very first migraine induced by painting the tints and shades of yellow on said colour wheel)

21 comments:

Robin Mac said...

I love the pictures of your work as usual and I have had a good laugh about the colour wheel. Hope you have a marvellous time in Marrakesh, we expect lots of photos when you return. Cheers, Robin

Sue said...

You do make me laugh. I am always hugely cheered by your posts, thank you. And have a ball on holiday! Hope your camera behaves for you. x

Hens Teeth said...

Hello Jackie, I hope lots of your admirers go buy from your Etsy Shop, because your work is just too beautiful, unusual and totally unique.

Kitty said...

They look gorgeous - all of them. I need to read the 'story book' that came with my camera too - I know it can do much more than I'm doing with it. x

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silverpebble said...

Jackie this is a feast for the eyes. I love the green and blue one especially, and the purple heart certainly zings on top of that lemon! Have a wonderful time x

Gina said...

That is a wonderful lesson in colour Jackie and I think your photos look great. Have a wonderful time in Marrakesh. I hugely envious!

Ruth said...

Have you thought about getting a small light box? It would really improve your photos - usually it is your light source more than your camera that causes the photos to not turn out well. Also, a standard background would help as well.

Love your work by the way!

LingoVise Says... said...

Well... I absolutely love that first piece... Stunning!

And yes, to a very old question you posed to me: long arm quilting machines are enormous. Mine is about 3 to 4 feet wide by 12 feet long - then you need about a foot or two on 3 sides to opperate it unhindered. Which roughly makes it the size of a car - but if you've got the room, they really are divine and entirely Too much Fun :)

AnnaVallance said...

You are lucky. My artist daughter is still trying to teach me the colour wheel. Your creations are beyond words.

Heather said...

Have a great holiday and being a photographic novice myself, I think your pics are fine. I have the same problems with my camera especially trying to get a true reproduction of colours. I must be patient - a month ago I couldn't transfer them onto my blog so I am improving in some directions.

Diane said...

I personally think your pics look great. One thing I found that helped me get to know my camera was to take several photos of the same object, each one on the next setting of the camera. mine has one for landscapes, one for low light, one for action, etc. Also I would try the flash and always one in natural light for each setting. Then I sat down and compared and got an idea of just what my camera could do. I'm still not too good with it but I have a better idea of how to get what I want. Good luck!

Gunnels blog said...

SO beautiful! Lovely colours, lovely texture lovely -- everthing are lovely as you are doing!!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Have a great Holiday I will look forward to your return with lots of pics to show and tell .
You must buy yourself a pouffe I think that's how you spell it you know a leather foot stool .I love them so much especially the pink and blue ones .Maybe you should get lots of them and sell them whae you get home .
Its going to be such an inspiring place to go, yay! for you,
take care love from sesga xx

Robyn said...

I have to agree with you about knowing your colour wheel...you are a colourist of note, Jackie! Every time I see photos of your work I think...Jackie knows her colours.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I love your designs! Carolyn

art space gallery, st ives said...

Love your work - embroidery to inspire paintings!

jude said...

hope you have a wonderful holiday. these pictures really show the velvet in full bloom.

Kayla coo said...

Your colours cheer me up Jackie.x

Julie said...

They all look beautiful in thei rtrue colours. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy all the colour!

Shelly said...

Your photos are perfectly pleasing. Don't fret so.
Beautiful pieces. You have such a talent for color and composition.
Enjoy Marrakesh and all its sights and sounds !!
:-)
Shelly



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