First Scan on My New Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner

Night Fairy in Watercolor

What a beautiful scan. My watercolors never looked so good. The Epson Perfection V600 photo scanner is affordable, compact, lightweight, easy to set up, and a snap to use. Since I typically photograph my artwork in the evening, I was plagued with artificial lighting issues and shadows that I couldn’t easily correct in Photoshop without distorting the color. Bye-bye lighting issues and unwanted shadows. Hello gorgeous color.

The Epson Perfection V600 also solved a problem I was having with my camera capturing the texture of the cold press watercolor paper that I typically use. I don’t want that texture to appear on high-quality prints. Thank you so much for the fabulous gift, Mom, Greta, and my bestie, Tami. It looks like instead of doing housework and laundry on this rainy day, I’ll be playing with my new scanner.

Night fairy in watercolor on cold press Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano. This painting is based on a tutorial in the book, “Enchanting Fairies–How to Paint Fairies and Flowers,” by Barbara Lanza.

14 Comments on First Scan on My New Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner

  1. Greta
    March 30, 2014 at 1:38 am (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful! Glad you’re back!

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  2. Cindy D.
    March 30, 2014 at 10:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Welcome back! Hooray for the new scanner! Beautiful fairy. Those flowers in her hair are so pretty!

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    • afternoonartist
      March 30, 2014 at 10:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cindy. Great little scanner. It’s good to be able to display images online that look close to the original painting. I’ve been busy lately with building a new house. Will be posting pictures soon.

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  3. Miss Beretta
    March 31, 2014 at 9:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Your new scanner is definitely doing really well! Is it also for A3 size?

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    • afternoonartist
      March 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi, Miss B. There is a version that will scan A3 size paper, and 11×17 inch paper (tabloid), but I mistakenly chose the version that only scans letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches). Just be sure to choose the right model–don’t repeat my mistake! Love your illustrations for Prudy’s blog!

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  4. gsburek03
    March 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks like she is in front of a moon flower blossom. I always thought they would make a perfect fairy gown.

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    • afternoonartist
      March 31, 2014 at 9:40 pm (4 years ago)

      She is standing in front of a moon flower. They would make a fabulous fairy gown.

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  5. elenacaravela
    April 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s gorgeous! Enjoy your scanner!

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    • afternoonartist
      May 31, 2014 at 10:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena. It’s nice to be able to post photos that closely resemble my original painting.

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  6. violetski
    April 7, 2014 at 7:27 am (4 years ago)

    Gorgeus and beautiful, Jill! ❤️

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    • afternoonartist
      May 31, 2014 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Violet.

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  7. Autumn
    April 23, 2014 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

    I have the same scanner! It has been a lifesaver as far as color calibration and clarity. I still have to play with it :-)

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  8. afternoonartist
    May 31, 2014 at 10:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I am really loving my scanner, too!

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