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Realist Painting

Artist's Portfolio of Realistic Figure & Landscape Painting

Artist's portfolio of realist figure & landscape painting home page — Visit this artist's web site


The purpose of this site was demonstrate the caliber of my work to interested collectors and gallery directors.


The main features of the Realist painting site are essays about the artist's work and process, an online gallery of the work, and a digital greeting card.

Technical Aspects

The image gallery was programmed entirely in JavaScript so that users won't have to request an entirely new page from the server each time they view a new image. If the images have been viewed before, then the gallery can be viewed while offline. New images can be easily added to the gallery by adding a single line of data to the page.

The e-card feature encourages visitors to tell their friends about the web site. These greeting cards display an image from the galleries. The sender chooses an image and writes a message. The program sends an email to both the card's sender and recipient. To view the card, the recipient or sender simply clicks on a link in the email, which opens the card on the web site. The card doesn't appear in the email, because the purpose of this feature is to increase traffic to the web site. The data used to recreate the card is stored in a database on the web server.

Feature that allows visitors to send an e-card to a friend

Feature allows visitor to send an e-card — Try sending an e-card

The contact page on this site uses software I've written to verify that required information is included and that the email addresses are formed correctly and use valid domains. Emails are sent to both the sender and site owner through the site's web server rather than through the sender's email client. Without this feature, many visitors using a public computer would be unable to send an email.

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