Monday, August 3, 2009

Fine art paintings to scale, not to a thumbnail

It recently occurred to me that the Internet represents artwork of all sizes as being very similar in size—as a thumbnail.

Most screen resolutions nowadays give the viewer, or potential art collector, a 3 inch x 4 inch representation of a painting. My fine art, on the other hand, measures in at a typical 3 feet wide by 4 feet high.Dennis Ryan standing next to his 3 foot wide by 4 foot high fine art painting titled Mellow YellowI was talking to a Lancaster, PA art dealer recently about my drawings, prints and paintings and he said that my art was much more impressive and substantial in person than on screen. So I had this photo taken of me (6'3" tall) standing next to one of my pieces - titled "Mellow Yellow" - to help represent my work in a more relative fashion.