New Painting: “Dots 3”

March 18, 2009 at 8:42 pm 3 comments

The next in an ongoing series of little bitty paintings:

"Dots 3" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

"Dots 3" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

Being temporarily (I hope) camera-less, I instead captured the image of this little painting on my flatbed scanner. An artist friend had been after me to use my scanner more. He claims scanners take vastly superior pictures of paintings over digital cameras. The downside: anything bigger than the scanner (about 8×10″) has to be scanned in pieces, and I’m just not willing to do that. But for a little bitty 5×7″ painting the scanner works great! The colors are much more accurate than my camera ever got, I have to admit. So, maybe my friend has a point.

This painting is available for $30 plus postage ($1.50 in the U.S.), and sales tax if mailing to a California address. It’s painted on a canvas panel, a thin canvas-covered board that will fit readily into any 5×7″ photo frame. To purchase, click on the button below.

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Entry filed under: Abstract, Acrylic, Little Bitty Paintings, Painting.

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3 Comments

  • 1. cynthia  |  March 19, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Very cool painting – looks 3-d from where I sit!

  • 2. Barbara J Carter  |  March 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Yes, the dots are slightly raised. It’s fun to run your fingertips over them. Very tactile.

  • 3. Zachary Brown  |  March 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    3 cheers for “Dots 3” from me. Best one yet.


Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

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