Here’s the segment “Daytime” did on me and my art!
Archive for January, 2010
This has been a busy week! I completed a series of custom pieces for the Jewels of the Bay, a show house by ASID interior designers that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota and Manatee counties. You can see it in this photo from the newspaper article “Designs showcase talent for tours” in the Herald Tribune of Sarasota:
If you’re in St. Petersburg, FL this weekend, head by Temple Beth-el’s 37th Annual Art Festival and check out the art on display, including several pieces of my own. This is my first year in Temple Beth-el and I am also the first artist they’ve accepted that works in digital arts and the first that produces originals on giclée.
And like I said yesterday, the TV show Daytime is running a piece on me and my artwork that’s running on Thursday! I’ll post more about each of these events once I have another spare minute!
The TV show Daytime is running a piece on me and my artwork that’s airing this Thursday. Host Cyndi Edwards came by my studio about a week ago and we shot an interview and I showed her around my gallery. Daytime airs nationwide on the Retro Television Network, NBC, ABC and CBS. You can check your local listing to see when it’s on.
Here are photos of Cyndi Edwards and I during the filming of the show:
As promised, here is the artwork I have been creating using the Aum symbol. You can also see how I preview the artwork in the client’s home using photos of the space.
Those 9 panel pieces are a new creation that I am excited about. They require a custom-built frame to align them, but that actually makes it easier for people to install on their own without help. It would be a pain to have to line up and hang all 9 pieces separately.
I will share the Ganesha art soon! Let me know how you like this.
I run a combined art gallery, photography studio and printing shop in Clearwater, FL. One of the services we offer is restoring and retouching photographs and printing them as giclées (high quality reproductions) on paper or canvas. This is great if you have photos you want to showcase or if you have old photos you want to save before age gets to them. Here’s an example where a woman brought us photos of her mother and grandmother that she wanted put on canvas.
In the original photo, you can see that the tops of their hats are cut off. Using Photoshop, I expanded the picture by extending the wall in the background and recreating their hats (that’s a pretty neat trick.) I also adjusted the colors to make up for fading. Before and after:
Here’s another great group shot of the women with their friends. She asked that I remove the background (chain link fence, people walking by) so the image in the giclée on canvas would focus on them. Here is the before and after:
The photo had scratches on it that I was able to fix. You can see the corrections below:
If you have a box of old photos or even newspaper clippings or your kids’ childhood drawings, you should dust them off and have me restore and reproduce your favorites. You’re welcome to bring your stuff to my Clearwater, FL studio and we can go through it and figure out what you want to do. Call me at 727-726-7411 or message me online.
Just today I had a woman and her mother come pick up a reproduction of a family photo collage. The collage was made over 30 years ago, pieced together from more than 100 family photos from over the past century. The daughter was in town for a couple days and she wanted to get copies made since they weren’t sure how much longer the photos and the glue holding them together would last.
They had tried going to Kinkos to make copies but they were told the collage would have to be taken out of its glass frame and run through a rolling scanner, which would have wrecked the fragile photos. They came to me to see if I could reproduce it without taking it out from behind the glass that was helping hold it together.
As a photographer with my own studio and equipment, I had no problem shooting it through the glass and making digital copies. As a Photoshop expert, I was able to clean up the photos and get it ready for printing. And as a giclée printer I was able to handle the reproduction in-house and have the entire job done within 3 days. I also gave her it on CD.
In addition to my Clearwater, FL art gallery, I also run a giclee printing service and do digital capture and photo restoration. A client came to me with an old family photograph that had some pretty serious damage and they wanted to know if I could restore it and print reproductions for them. I thought you might be interested in seeing what I did. Here is the before and after:
The photo was almost falling apart when I got it. A piece of tape on the back was all that was keeping the rip from making it fall apart. You can also see how faded and worn the photo had become with age. Here is a close-up of the tear and how I handled it.
Once the photo was fixed up, I printed a bunch of giclee reproductions on archival paper and the client gave them out as Christmas presents at a family reunion.
If you have any old photos you want restored and reproduced, let me know by contacting me online or calling 727-726-7411. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed.