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Photography on Canvas

By Darryl Brooks

Barn by L.Marie JonesPhotos on canvas are a great way to display your treasured photographs on a timeless and classic media. Until you have seen a photo on canvas, you can’t know the quality and texture it can bring to your fine photography. This is the easiest way to turn plain prints into a vibrant and exciting fine art photographic wall hanging.

Printing a photo on canvas will create a beautiful and unique artwork that will be treasured by your family for years. Rather than simply printing your photography on paper, print your photos on canvas to give your images a look like a fine art painting. The texture and colors of photos printed to canvas is unequaled by anything that can be done using conventional

Don’t settle for a simple, mediocre, paper print that will age poorly and add nothing to your photography when you can have photos on canvas. All that is needed to turn your photo into a larger, more artistic version of your great photography is create canvas prints. Current print technology has progressed to the point that a photo on canvas can be as stunning and appealing as other media, such as a fine oil painting. printing methods.

Any digital photograph can be printed on canvas, or you can scan old film or slide images to create a timeless version of your treasured images. All you need to create photos on canvas is to start with a high resolution image – the more detail the better. A photo on canvas can be horizontal, vertical, or square. The only criterion is to start with an image you really like, because you will love the finished product.

A photo on canvas can be kept as a simple rolled canvas, or museum mounted to be ready to hang with a true art gallery look. Special finishes and textures can be added to give an even more custom look. No matter where and how you hang and display your photos on canvas, they will add a touch of class and beauty to any room or office.

Even more meaningful than printing your photos on canvas for your personal or your family’s enjoyment, is to give them as thoughtful gifts that will be treasured and admired forever. A photo on canvas can be a meaningful and perfect gift for anyone. Create a timeless work of art for yourself or someone you love – print your photography on canvas.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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