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The art (Puss 'n Boots)

This is the original small painting entered into the @twitterartexhibitla sale of postcard art. It is painted with metallic colors on watercolor paper. I sharpened my drawing with pen and ink using a broken line. The child's collar is the white of the paper. These colors are true to the artwork.

Who knew?

Using the Enhance part of iPhoto (on the MAC), the colors changed dramatically! (See the second image on this site or go to

The collar, now brown, shows how different this photo is from the original. This view picks up the various sparkling pigments in the paint in a new way.

I was so thrilled with the result that I have put it on my available for greeting cards and prints. However, I could not use this as a promotional photo because no one would believe it was the same work. I submitted three other postcards using the same painting technique. However, they did not change from the original when using the Enhance button.

All four cards can be seen on twitter and tumblr. The show and sale will be held in Los Angeles from January 12 to February 10, 2013. All proceeds support a local charity working with kids.

Need help?
Scan and enhance your paintings and drawings in the computer. This is one way you may see more potential in your work than with the naked eye.

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