Monday, August 24, 2009, 02:41 PMWe print for artists in a wide variety of mediums. Scott Khron, a high school art teacher from Blaine MN, produces some of the finest colored pencil drawings I have ever seen. His speciality is details of the Lake Superior landscape. This year one of his works was accepted into the prestigious 17th Annual show of the Colored Pencil Society of America in Atlanta Georgia. Scott went down for the opening and convention and mingled with all of the superstars of the colored pencil world.
And here is Scotts work, including his drawing from the exhibit: www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=134275.
Here is a link to information on the show:
Monday, August 17, 2009, 02:27 PMEric Cornett creates wonderful oil paintings and murals of birds and scenes. We have printed a number of his pieces as Giclee prints. What a great surprise to see one of the paintings we recently printed as the opening image of an article on the best shops and products in the Twin Cities. Eric’s work is available at Casa Verde in Minneapolis. He is also a regular in the Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.
You can see more of his work at www.fauxpasstudio.com
Friday, June 5, 2009, 02:19 PM
If you are looking for a great resource for information on art fairs to attend as an artist to sell your work, or art buyer looking for great art work for your walls, look no further than Midwest Art Fairs magazine. The semiannual magazine lists every art fair you could possibly want to go to from major jurried street fairs like the Uptown Art Fair, to free arts and craft fairs at the local mall parking lot. We have once again taken out the inside cover as a full page color ad.
As is our practice the ad features not us, but some of our many artists we print for. Here is the ad. We have also scanned a number of images for the publishers for the cover over the years.
Check them out on the Web at: www.midwestartfairs.com
Friday, April 17, 2009, 07:19 PMLiving Liberty Bell by Mole and Thomas
We were recently asked to scan, restore and enlarge a couple of images by the photographers Arthur Mole and John Thomas. I have been a big fan of their work for a number of years and own a few of my own. Their images are famous for being political symbols created by lining up thousands of people into perspective - correct familiar icons. During World War I Mole and Thomas created a living flag furling in the wind, the Statue of Liberty and even a portrait of Woodrow Wilson. One of their more well know images is of the Liberty Bell.
Working with the Chicago Historical Society a number of years ago I created a definitive list of the work of these amazing photographers. We were able to identify 23 different images from WW I (not counting the numerous variations in printing reproduction and sizes). In addition the photographers created five religious themed works before the war and two more after. Thomas died not long after the war. His role in the collaboration had been to orchestrate the posing—obviously no easy task; Mole was the photographer. During the second World War Mole made three more group photographs, all much smaller in scale and all at Great Lakes Naval Station in Zion Illinois. He also served as unofficial base photographer, but most of those images were not credited.
In all the years I have studied their work I never really noticed, until I started zooming in close on the scans, that the negatives were retouched. Using near opaque paint on the large 11X14 negative Mole removed people who were not lined up correctly, shadows that broke up the clean lines of the troops, and most obviously in this example, removed people and something (equipment, junk, or ??) from the background.
I still am often amazed what a high resolution scan can reveal in a photograph. One can only imagine what an inventive photographer like Arthur Mole could have done with todays technology. But then again much of the appeal of Mole's work is that he did these amazing works with nothing more than a big view camera and a collaborator who could herd 25,000 people into the shape of the Liberty Bell.
Detail Showing Retouching of the Film Negative
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Saturday, April 11, 2009, 11:27 PMTim Turenne won this years Minnesota Trout stamp with a wonderful image of a chinook salmon from the waters of Lake Superior's north shore. Tim is in good company, many of Minnesota's most well known wildlife artists have competed for this hotly contested and coveted stamp since its inception 25 years ago.
We have helped Tim create limited edition Giclee prints of the winning design. The lusciously colored and richly detailed 7X9 images are printed on 10X12 heavyweight archival Museo paper using archival Ultrachrome K3 inks.
For information on purchasing one of these fine specimans contact Tim at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright Tim Turrene 2009, all rights reserved.
You can also ask him about other images we have scanned and printed for him that are available as archival Giclee prints.
For more information on our Giclee printing visit us our Web site at www.husomandrose.com