buy Lamictal online no prescription When people learn that I am a photographer, they usually ask what kind of work I do. I tell them that it is “fine art portraiture” and then I wait to see if there is even a hint of understanding. Usually not. So, knowing that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I would like to use a photo as an example of what I do, as well as tell a bit of a story about the photo and the processing.
It started with my daughter’s birthday, and a Facebook post wishing her a great day. To illustrate my post, I chose a recent photo of her that I am using as a wall sample in my studio. It came from a shoot last fall as I was preparing to open my studio, and I needed some wall art to show what I was selling. My daughter is a successful business woman, a willing model, and gorgeous to boot. We got some great shots, including the one I posted on Facebook.
At the high end of my product list is a classical fine art portrait that looks like a painting, and Susan’s photo was a perfect candidate. The first step is some serious pixel manipulation in Photoshop and Corel Painter by a digital artist. Yes, all images need to be “Photoshopped”, but just to clean up and fix things that need fixing. The image then takes on the look like of a painting, by adding digital brush strokes and textures. The image that I posted is at this stage in the processing, and while it looks great, it is not really ideal for viewing on-line on relatively small screens.
The next step is to print the image on canvas, and to have it mounted on masonite. The solid surface keeps it flat and looking good, even at large sizes (this one was eventually printed at 20″ x 30″). The final step is the magic – the image is then COMPLETELY HAND-PAINTED by an artist, giving it a unique and stunning finish. We then paired the finished product with a 3 inch classic gold frame, and the result is simply amazing.
Now, think of the art that you have hanging in your home – random landscapes, animals, unknown people? Wouldn’t it be better to have prints that actually mean something to you? A grad photo? A formal wedding dress photo? Or just a loved one in your family? Or perhaps parents as you want to remember them? This is the perfect gift that will last a lifetime. Feel free to give me a call, and I would love to have you come by the studio to see what I am raving about.