In a series of useful articles on The Fine Art Place, it is explained why you should decorate with original art. The first article in the series can be found here:
View Original Paintings
The article you are reading was written to clarify an unfortunate aspect of viewing art on a computer – and that is that when viewing original paintings at the relatively small sizes displayed on a monitor or mobile device, the delicate brush strokes and other texture detail of a painting cannot be easily viewed.
First, as a reminder, the paintings available here are original and unique. Software tools are not used to automatically create paintings like others do. Each painting is hand-crafted (hand -brushed). Unfortunately, because of the small display size, often the meticulous brush marks and other textures cannot be seen.
This painting is a good example.
At the small size displayed (showing the entire painting), brush marks cannot be easily seen. Neither can the canvas texture be seen. But if a small section of the painting is enlarged to its natural size (100%) the brush marks as well as the canvas texture can be seen.
Using the Full Resolution Preview Tool
Original paintings are for sale in our gallery. And when viewed there, use of the full resolution preview tool allows viewers to examine the intricate detail of the brush strokes. Unfortunately, most people do not use the tool. As a result, the painting may look like a traditional photograph when it is not. Here is a link to the above painting as displayed in the gallery.
As you can see, it looks like a traditional photograph.
So this article is a reminder. When viewing paintings in the gallery, use the full resolution preview tool. Not only will it help to reveal hidden brush strokes, but also other textures not easily seen.
Using the tool is simple. When viewing an image on the image sale page, place your cursor over the picture. A green box will appear. Position the box where you wish to see detail and click the mouse.