The main staircase of Killruddery House lives right in the heart of the house. It is a very dark wood (almost black), very ornate and the walls on all sides are hung with impressive looking portraits that must move and talk to each other at night. Like in most houses there is a little door under the stairs. Being the curious child I am, I really wanted to open it to see what was inside. Unlikely to be a downstairs loo (too modern altogether) maybe a stair to a secret dungeon? Or a rum bar installed by a drunk lord a couple of generations back? I didn’t try the door because even though my motto in life is “curiosity does a pilgrim make” getting thrown out wouldn’t help in getting some more great photos.
Killruddery Stair 24×24 inch oil on canvas
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Well who’d have known that you were as knowledgeable and intelligent as all that. I am much impressed with your thoughtful, clear and informed comments on my copyright dilemma. Really!
The gist of which would be
1. Those intent on taking art images will find a way to do it regardless. The technology to do so is improving every day.
2. Anything that interferes with the viewing of art will discourage collectors and veiwers alike.
1. A small watermark will clearly show the work is copyrighted and inform the viewer as to the owner of the image should they view it in google images or elsewhere.
2. A low resolution image can not be reproduced in print which for the most part rules out theft for reproduction.
So that is what I’m going to do. Low resolution 72dpi, with a smaller, less intrusive copyright watermark that includes the copyright symbol, my name and website.
If there is a flaw in my plan, do feel free to point it out. Otherwise, thank you all!