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"On Art Repairs and PhotoArt" ...

    
 
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A Note on the Limited Use of Repaired Images and of Other Photo-Art Methods in "Bills Art Box"


My Policy 
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Any image which resembles traditional media -- such as painting, drawing,
photography or others -- but which incorporates basic electronic rendering methods -- such as stylus, brush or color match and patching, or interior cropping -- are described either as "photo-art" or as "repaired" or "augmented", no matter how small the adjustment is.
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Otherwise, the image is 100% repair or augmentation-free.
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Note - Repaired images may also be electronically hand-signed due to necessary baseline cropping (in "La Blanchiseusse").


 

Multi-Method Images
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Any larger use of combined rendering is described with the name "multi-method".
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This includes, for example, the cover of "A Peace Story" ... which began as a photograph of the Great Wall of China, with an actual Yogic Flyer* inserted therein. Then this base image was transcribed as a "painting", using the "photo effects" application in the simple program Paint.net. This image became the basis for a then 100% re-rendering of the artwork -- through the use of basic electronic paint and drawing tools alone (stylus, pixel adjustment, etc.) and again in a "paint"-based program, only -- to arrive at it's final state.

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Photos 
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All photos by Bill -- except stock portrait images and some architectural presentations -- in Bills Art Box are rendering and adjustment-free by the artist, except for peripheral cropping. They are presented "as captured" through the lens alone. This is accomplished, in part, by the use of careful composing of each photo image during the picture-taking phase, and is completed in the final cropping of the photo (or paintings) for optimum resonance of its elements within. It includes, as well, all photos created by me which were used in "My Art Videos". 
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"Barn on a Hill", by contrast, uses interior cropping (of a portion of the snow-clad hill) and is therefore considered (and is titled) photo-art.

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Lost or damaged originals 
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In certain cases, an original piece of art has been lost or destroyed, and the use of a lower-quality photograph has been necessary to depict it.
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These renderings are electronically augmented and are listed as such. They include only "Nathaniel and Deborah Yogic Flying in Central Park"; and the travelling (lost) artwork "La Blanchiseusse", in which planned paint repairs were later applied electronically instead to the hand and sleeve. 
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And lastly, electronic repairs were made to "On the Wharf", due to irreparable damage to a certain paint feature (plus one small repair). This was caused by a crease in the watercolor paper which was my canvas, which then "pooled" the blue-sky wash in a straight line.
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This damage was removed electronically in order to save the painting from being discarded.

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"Autumn Barn" 
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A (Very) Special Category
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In the case of the watercolor "Autumn Barn", both the untouched original painting and an electronic variation there-on are shown in Bills Art Box.
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The original version features "Star", the beloved pet of Anne McCollum's sister, in California. The electronic version of "Star" was created later -- using only the basic "Paint" program tools listed above -- to match more closely the two other horses in the painting ...  ( :

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Happy riding, Star One and Star Two!

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Thank you

Bill



*Research on Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying as found on BillsArtBox.com


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