Sunday, January 8, 2012

Okanagan Originals: The Slide Show Experiment!

There is a reason I surround myself with smart, creatively thinking people.

Obviously this page is an experiment in progress! (Apparently I'll need to change the width of my blog to make this work properly, But I'm going to save that for another day.)

I learned how to embed videos tonight. Hence the reformatting of my blog to fit the video format.

Eww, blogger, you need to work on your uploading of videos. This looks terrible!

As you know, my paintings have been pirated and can now be found for sale all through the tourist areas of Istanbul, and by more than one Turkish company. Obviously protecting my images is important. But setting up a new website is time consuming and expensive, and frankly I don't have the time right now.

On another note, people have been asking which original paintings are still available after the exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery and Cafe NeverMatters this past summer. I'd post them, but I am reluctant because I don't like the look of the watermarks all over my paintings. My friend Peter in the U.K agreed. So he suggested an idea worth exploring. Why not make a slideshow?

So here is my slideshow of original paintings which are still up for grabs. I admit, I did this through imovie and it's not as clear as I'd like it to be on blogger, so I uploaded it on to Youtube as well. (Seems to be an issue with blogger.) In the meantime, I'll keep looking for good slideshow software if it seems this is working out. Ultimately, I'd like my own website but this is something worth exploring in the meantime.

I would love it if you would drop your feedback/ advice/ brilliant ideas about the slideshow. Do you feel you get a good sense of the paintings? Is it annoying? Would you rather look at the watermarked images for the time being? Is it brilliant, creative and innovative and you wish you'd thought of it yourself? (Truthfully, I'm still not sure what I think.)



  1. Congratulations on Embedding! Yes, Youtube works better than the blogger video upload. If you click on the html editing on your posting, you can change the size of the youtube video. There are two places that show the size, it's the second one that works. But the slide show looks great (and will cut down on people stealing your artwork) Sometimes it can be frustrating to work with the html system. For me, it frequently wants to double space my paragraph breaks. Anyway the pan of the pics is nice and the transitions are smooth. Nice work!

  2. Thanks, Nemo! I think i agree with Peter that a little more time should be spent at looking at the whole painting. But I'm not sure if I love this idea either. But I think it's worth a little more tweaking!

  3. I love those geese!