Saturday, August 20, 2016

Spotting Scammers

Have you ever gotten an email like this one?:

I'm interested in your ( Life Guard)How long have you owned it?And how much are you asking for it?please i can only pay using me your Paypal email or invoice

Usually if it is a Gmail account you think you have a real person not a scammer ring not so anymore. Artist beware. Now they can only pay with PayPal looks good. A few typing errors, oh well we all make them still might be okay.

So you are thinking PayPal is safe what is the scam. I sent them a bill from PayPal with a note pay and it will go in the mail in the morning. Here is the scam:

Hello,i just got a mail from the shipping company that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pr-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $100 for the pick up and delivery,but the problem is they only accept Money Gram transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in USA.As you are well aware of that i don't have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my Pay pal account.That's why am using Pay-pal payment,most post offices have Money Gram section,will it be OK with you if I include the fee together with the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the freighting fees through Money Gram transfer? You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate your help as I am a little incapacitated here. Cheers.

Don't fall for it.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Plein Air Painting,How the site is important

 I do both studio and Plein air painting. If studio space is a problem for you Plein Air painting is the answer. You have the great out doors for you studio. When you go out to paint Site selection is important. I often drive around looking for great spots to paint in the future.

Site selection is one of the most overlooked steps. Just because a scene is beautiful or interesting doesn’t necessarily mean it will translate well into a painting.

 Because nature fills our subjects with resplendent color and light, it’s easy to assume that any scene will become a beautiful painting. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

 The three-dimensional “reality” that we see at the actual location and the two-dimensional reality of our painting are two different things. Nature always looks “right” because it’s real and we see it in three dimensions. A painting, though, is a constructed illusion. For a painting on a flat picture plane to be “readable” and suggest depth, its shapes and colors must distinguish themselves from one another and the painting must incorporate as many spatial cues as possible.

Crystal River
Crystal River, painting by Delilah Smith
My interpretation of nature.

About This Painting:
Crystal River
5x7 oil painting
plien air
Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

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