Free Tips - Raise your art game
Design, Style and Colors are the elements of your style. If you paint the same subjects over and over you will refine your style and color choices. You will also learn how to paint for your ideal customer. Finding them will take some time and testing.
Softer colors and florals usually appeal to ladies of all ages.
Bright and dramatic colors are less predictable.
Brown, tan and rust are favorites of male buyers.
Create art that is complex enough to appear very difficult to duplicate for the average person.
You can improve your paintings by changing and adding elements, colors and design on a computer to make it more sophisticated. elegant and professional.
Even if you don't want to sell prints, this process will help your design skills for future paintings, using Copy, Paste and Brushes.
Scan your painting and open it in a computer program, such as MSPaint, which is free on most computers.
--- Very simple or very complex.
--- At least one of these three elements must be very complex.
--- Click on the painting above for a larger version.
---The picture above is a comparison of two different versions of an original and more complex painting.
--- The left version is complex in design, colors
and subjects using different shapes.
--- The one on the right is more complex in colors on the bird. The flower shapes are very simple and repetitious.
4. Color choices
--- Pastels, pale blue, pink and yellow appeal to many young women.
--- Red is highly favored by men.
--- Magenta, a bright version of pink is favored by women.
--- Bright red, bright blue and bright yellow, highly saturated, are favored by children.
--- Yellow and orange are "happy."
--- Gray is favored by senior citizens.
--- Brown is often a favorite of men.
--- Green in various shades is a favorite of both men and women.
--- Blue is favored by men and women.
--- A complex design will fulfill the concept of originality unless you just blatantly copy someone's whole design. You can fool novices, but experienced painters and photographers will talk about you.
6. Copying can get you sued.
7. There are a lot of works that are no longer copyrighted due to age. You can Google to find them.
8. The Museum of Art in New York has a large selection of images that are out of copyright.
9. Productivity - Upselling (more sales)
See my Blog 108 on the What's New page link on the Home Page.
--- Computer programs allow for quick and easy redesigns of a painting that will provide multiple images that are different enough and similar enough to create a series that can be used for a "designer grouping" that can be hung close together.
--- The two paintings above were edited in MSPaint, a free program om most computers.
--- I made all these changes with a computer "brush." The brushes are a little different. Trial and error are the best teacher.
--- "Undo" will delete your last action(s).
--- Holding your cursor over a symbol will give you a label for its use.
--- A line brush will create a straight line.
--- Copy will allow large and small "copy and paste" marks or shapes to be precisely selected, reduced, enlarged, and rotated. This allows you to paint one flower and edit into a garden of different shaped and sizes of flowers.
--- Borders around a picture can be dragged to the right to create a work space for making edits of various types to copy and paste onto your image.
--- Creating multiple versions of the elements of a picture allow you to save them as files and use them repeatedly in other designs, saving you many hours of work.
--- Saving multiple elements in files will allow you to change their colors and shapes and easily create complex and varied designs, greatly increasing the perception of your expertise.
--- The files are printed onto "art paper" as needed.
To be continued.
TRANSFER YOUR PAINTINGS to your computer for editing
for product production
Getting your art into your computer...
1.To increase or reduce the size of a photograph
-- for tracing or grid
-- or commercial transfer to a product.
2.To make a picture of your art
-- scan the photo,
-- home scanner priced about $50
-- 4-in-1 office scanner, fax, copier. printer about #100
-- or very carefully take a picture of it using indirect bright light.
-- it's best if your camera is shooting straight downward to take the picture.
3. You will be able to enlarge it on your computer screen using the screen enlarger capability in the computer
4. Or MSpaint which is found by searching MSpaint on your computer. MSpaint has a resize option.
5. You can take screen shots at the size you want.
6. If needed, for enlargements, you can take the screen shots in sections, print them all out to combine into one image and/or work in sections for tracing.
7. Resolution .is set in the camera or your scanner as needed. Both usually default to a larger size than you will need. This will be discussed later.
About the Designs, Images and Art
Personal use - unedited - free Purchase - custom orders, personalizedLicensing available for the Collections 500,000 images in the Gallery.
An order form is at the end of the page.
Free - Share unedited with friends the images and other content.
Double left click to open and right click to save. Save to your "C drive" in "My Documents-My Pictures". Free for unedited personal use.Saved pictures can be sent as attachments by email.Every web page and card has an address which can be copied and pasted into an email, i.e., http//www.falling-star.com.
Celebrating Nature and giving thanks to our Creator.
Love of Nature
A wonderful journey...
more than 50 years in the design of these exquisite nature images:
the miracles of life, designs and colors revealed in art and photography.
Fine Art Photography
Images of univeral appeal, timeless design
Artistic imaging - refined media
Fine Art design of color, shape, natural light
Photography Images - Art - Nature
Photography Images - Art - Florals, Botanicals
Photography Images - Art - Birds, Wildlife
Photography - Eastern United States
Photography - America, Scenics, Landscapes
Photography - Americana - Symbolism
Photography - Biblical Symbolism
Image Creations - Enhancement and design, digital
Image Creations - Calendars, Greeting Cards - digital
Adobe Image Software
PaintShop Pro Image Software
Microsoft Image Software
Corel Image Software
Floral Design, Live/Silk
Floral Design, speaking, teaching
Flowers - Special Occasions
Wedding Bouquets, Decorations
Gifts - Floral, Decorative, Live/Silk
Gifts - sold in Hallmark Stores
Gifts - sold in "The Best of Everything"
Gifts - sold in local stores
Decorating Accessories - Home Interiors
Decorating Accessories - Silk/Dried Flowers
Interior Decorating and Design
Interior Decorating - Floral/Silk
Website Design - since 1999
Falling-Star.com - over two million hits
Corcoran School of Art (Limited)
Copyright - All rights reserved.
Written permission is required for editing or alterations or commercial use.
Licensing Contracts - Collections:
Publishing, Production, Packaging and Distribution.
Thank you for your referrals, both personal and professional.
Images - you can't forget - celebrate the Creator and the creation.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Fine Art Prints are not available at this time.
Custom Orders Only
* * *
Hand Crafted Fine Art Prints
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Artistic Imaging - refined media.
Visual Arts Media.
Photography - Painting.
Rich, natural colors.
Finest archival paper and inks.
My Fine Art Print Selection
N/A____8x10 Finest archival paper and inks
N/A____12x18 Finest archival paper and inks
choose your art print - choose your size
N/A____Free Priority shipping.
100% Lifetime Guarantee.
Catalog order N/A
* * *
Books - coming sooon
"Perfect Colors - Perfecting the Art
of Fine Color Design,
Studies and Techniques"
Color has emotional meaning, an unspoken meaning. a voice, attracts your attention, holds you or repels you.
(Digital - Pending publication)
"Perfect Image - Fine Art Nature Photography,
Studies and Techniques"
Design an image that captures an audience instead of just taking a snapshot - unforgettable.
(Digital - Pending publication)
Custom Orders - Personalized Service
Copyright 1999 - 2020 - over two million hits
Copyright on all content - All rights reserved.
Falling-Star.com photographs, art, webpages and their contents are copyrighted and digitally watermarked.
The greeting cards and images may be used unaltered and unedited only for personal use.
Written permission is required for licensing, editing, manipulation, alterations or other commercial use.
Falling-Star.com is a Woman Owned business.
Celebrating and Respecting the Earth.
Giving thanks to our Creator.
* * *
Prayer for Victory,
"Oh God, We worship You
and give You glory.
Oh God, Creator of Heaven and Earth,
Give us Victory
Give us Wisdom
Give us Strength
Give our enemies into our hands."