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Maria Canino

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on: May 23, 2012, 03:04:15 PM

I was very careful in trying to replicate the original colors :sweat: The thing is that I am using a very economical brand of watercolor, not as bright as the Windsors, Grumbachers and the like... But my color wheel is of great help.  O0
I may go for the better brands soon ;D

In the meantime I am learning how to blend my pigments :smart: Not at easy task when working wet in wet :'(

PB artists, please submit your valuable comments and advice :D  Is it OK to copy someones original when it will not be used for monetary gain?

 :thankyou:

Maria  :painting:


I have removed the second image for copyright reasons. Please be careful in this respect - thanks

« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 07:54:34 PM by dennis »
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GailBrown

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Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 03:34:50 PM
Noticed your paintings on the forum.  They are lovely.  As far as copying someone's work, artists have been doing that for centuries.  It is the way that artists learned before so many books and lessons were available.  It lets you try out techniques, colours etc that you might not think about yourself.  The only thing I would be careful about is copyright issues when posting on the web.  I have seen some photos that allow you to use them for your own purposes, but stipulate not on the web, even if you give them credits, so I would consider that when posting.


Maria Canino

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Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 03:44:16 PM
Gail  :thankyou: for valuable input.  I remember Nolan mentioning in his oil webinar  something about CHANGING some of the original composition, using a different sky, changing the position of an item etc.  :-\  Maybe I should take it down..? :blush:

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Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 05:23:55 PM
Hi Maria, I dont know the rules about that stuff but I do know you did a lovely job on your hibiscus. It looks amazing

Penny
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Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 10:21:23 PM
Oooo sticky one this hey.

You make use someone's stuff BUT only the unmovable stuff like buildings, statues etc. Anything other than that is a big NO NO!!

I saw another gallery post by someone last week, and I know for a fact that is not that persons original work, for I have seen the original online. So be careful of what you decide to paint.

If you do use someone else's stuff, then make sure it is for personal use only, you many not even give it away. Posting it online, not sure, Nolan or Dennis could give clarity. I just think that you should put a note of the pic on the properties maybe stating who the original artist is etc, just to cover yourself.

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Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 11:02:21 PM
Copyright is a very serious matter and the fines are huge. Nolan and I make absolutely sure that any photo we put
on the site or use in our lessons are absolutely legal. In other words, we have the permission of the person(s) or institutions concerned. ALL permissions MUST be in writing and you must strictly conform to the conditions.

Just to be safe it is best not to post any photos on the forum that are not your own - also no other artist's paintings either.

Unfortunately I have to be very strict about this, so please do not be offended if one of your posts suddenly disappears into cyberspace or is modified (edited).

Ultimately you are responsible for copyright infringements. By us removing any infringements means we are actually getting you out of trouble with the law.

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Maria Canino

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Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 05:08:44 AM
Dennis, I knew I could trust your experienced input on this issue and  :thankyou: for repairing my error.  ;D I have removed my own rendering as well just to be safe :smart:

To all my PB buddies  :thankyou: :thankyou: for your comments and caring advice O0  Lessons are being learned every day ;D


Maria :painting:
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dennis

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Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 10:42:25 AM
Maria, thanks for your understanding - much appreciated. We are all in this together.  :flowers:
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Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 11:01:58 AM
Maria
Here is a site where you can use all photos for free. www.paintmyphoto.ning.com
its for people like you and me who put our photos on there and anybody can use them. check it out. that way you don't have to worry about copy rights. I use it all the time. Maybe Dennis and Nolan can use it for lessons.
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Maria Canino

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Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 01:21:57 PM
Nina  :thankyou: for the legup... I will use the site from now on :flowers:

Maria  :painting:
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Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
Nina

Thank you!! for the link.. perfect!!
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Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012, 01:44:06 AM
I've enjoyed reading and catching up on recent posts. This topic is very interesting and can save people being sued.
Nina, that looks an interesting link.  :thankyou: for sharing it with everyone.  :clap:
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Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 08:23:24 PM
I have just had a look at the PaintMyPhoto site and I unfortunately have to point out the following:

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Please consider all photographic material uploaded by members to be under a creative commons attribution non-commercial licence. With the EXEPTION of reproductions of members Artwork. This basically means you cannot download and sell members photos or use them commercially in any way.

Ours is a commercial site where we have items for sale so we are unable to use any of their photos directly into our forum or Lessons, etc. As far as I see it there is no restriction on publishing derivitive (paintings made from their photos) works.

You may download them on your own computer and use them but please don't post any of their actual photos in the forum. Thanks  :flowers:
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Maria Canino

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Reply #13 on: May 27, 2012, 03:09:24 PM
Dennis, I did  visit PaintMyPhoto  site and found some glorious photos of my favorite subject "Flowers", but I was afraid I would misunderstand the website requirements.   :thankyou: for your learned evaluation and advice.  I can paint the flower of my choice and post it  BUT cannot post any of their original photos.... Got you  :clap:

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NHC50

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Reply #14 on: May 27, 2012, 03:17:55 PM
Thanks Dennis I knew we couldn't put the orginal photos on here. Because this is your business. But I thought maybe we could combine the photos some how. Like you taught. oh well it was an idea. It is still a great site for students.
Nina  :flowers:
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