The paintings are all completed and secured with bubble wrap to hopefully avoid dings and dents. The larger pieces are unwieldy, especially the triangles and the points are prone to being damaged.
The last piece of documentation was completed on-line using Albelli. This website is one that I have used from the beginning and it makes sense to have a continuous set of books that contain all my university work. Added to that it is possible to add a link to the books onto my website which increases their accessibility.
A major issue has been in the photographing of the artworks. Given their surface quality and shape and my lack of specialist training in photography, it is all too easy to arrive at skewed images, even with the use of a good camera and tripod. I returned to university last Friday and methodically hung up each piece and carefully re-photographed the entire set that are up for selection for the Degree Show. I have actually found the camera on my i-phone to have excellent resolution and normally have really good results from it. The other camera and tripod allow for a more steady hands-off approach especially when using the timer.
Photoshop has always been over-kill for my needs but I was directed to GIMP which is free to download. Thanks to many hours spent attempting to master the finer points of Photoshop during 3rd year for printmaking, I was able to get a handle on the processes required on GIMP. What I was looking for was a means of isolating the image free of scruffy backdrops. Once I was happy with the cleaned-up images it was a straightforward process to upload onto Albelli and the List of Works section of this website.
Today I am returning to university to peruse my section of the Degree Show Catalogue. Some very patient and gifted students have taken on the task of organising this and I am particularly grateful for their prodding and encouragement when it was felt I had not sufficiently done justice to what my work is about.
All said and done I am now very excited and keen to be in the final space, getting everything readied for the work.
Carol E Duff