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Varnishing An Oil Painting
Varnish is more than simply a layer to protect your oil painting from ultraviolet light, pollution in the atmosphere and abrasion. It will also bring out the brilliance in colors, making them sparkle. Varnish is made from Damar resin dissolved in a mixture of turpentine and other organic solvents. Keep in mind that oil paint dries from the outside in; when it dries it forms a surface skin first. During the drying process small pores form in this surface skin. The surface of the paint may feel dry, but under the skin, the paint is still wet, no matter how thin the coating is. It takes at least 6 months drying time for the dried oil paint film to become dry enough that it won't be re-dissolved by mild solvents such as turpentine. When a varnish is applied to a reproduction art oil-on-canvas painting before the 6 month drying time, the varnish fills the pores of the oil paint film, The solvent content of the varnish can easily re-dissolve the incompletely dried oil paint at the bottom of the canvas and cause all kinds of problems - such as wrinkling of the oil paint film, cracking, and yellowing of the color.
Hampton Photo Arts Products and Services

Whether you want to bring your prints into the modern age, find a unique gift or need some new scrapbooking supplies, look no further than Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY. Have a budding artist in the family? We offer plenty of children’s non-toxic art supplies too! Read on to find out more about Hampton Photo Arts and what we can do for you.


If you’re looking to take old photos, slides & artwork out of the shoebox and into a modern format, Hampton Photo Arts offers scanning services for that purpose. Bring in printed photographs, color and black & white negatives, APS films, slides & artwork and we’ll provide the high-resolution scan. We will also correct any fading or color damage in the original prints & artwork and apply dust and scratch removal to color negatives and slides. You’ll receive the completed scans on a CD or DVD you can view on your home computer. Upload them to your favorite social networking site or email them to family and friends.

Thank You Art Show

Thank You Art Show by Hampton Photo Arts

Grant Haffner
Jason Green
Oliver Peterson
Joe Strand
Cindy Roe
William Falkenberg
Ruby Jackson
Peter Waldner
Joe Chierchio
Gene Samuelson
Frank Sofo
Kate Petrone
Matt Harnick
Matthew Brophy
Breahna Arnold
Rosa Scott
Joe Hoeler
Jennifer DiPretoro
Richard Mothes

Scott Hewett
Aubrey Grainger
Terry Elkins
Cuca Romley
Gary Lovelace
Jason Nower
Joan Tripp
Pingree Louchheim
Benjamin McHugh
Margery Harnick
Peter Ngo
Scott Gibbons
Durell Godfrey
Michael Butler
L. Marie Jones
Jane Gill
Justin Smith
Samuel de Poto

Molly Wiess
Christian Little
Bruce Milne
Danielle Lobosco
Archie Hamilton
Taylor Debes
Patrice Hasbrook
Lynn Park
Bethany Peters
Joana Nanci
Dan Ritzler
Melinda Merritt
Heather Whelan
Scott Partlow
Amy Pedatella
Suzanne Dahlquist
Nate Best
Adrienne Fierman

Hampton Photo Arts Provides Art Materials

Hampton Photo Arts Provides Art MaterialsOne of the most creative arts that man has invented is the art of painting and drawing. In fact, he invented painting pictures on walls even before he learnt how to speak. All the drawings that the early man drew in his caves were the only way in which one could determine how he lived his life in those times. Without those paintings, the next generation probably would not have made so much progress. Hampton Photo Arts recognises the importance of arts in your life and provides a lot of art supplies that would help you in drawing the pictures that you want to.

There are several different art materials that the company can provide for you. If for example, you would like to paint while you are travelling, the traditional ways would not help. You would need to have something that you can use immediately when you feel the urge for painting. This is especially true if you come across scenery that you would want paint but there is not much time. In such situations, you can use the Hand Book Water Colour Journals that is offered by Hampton Photo Arts. You can order it from their website and use it on your travels.

Thank You Art Show 2013
Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing proudly presents The THANK YOU ART SHOW at Ashawagh Hall,Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 2013. 

The opening reception begins Saturday April 27th at 5:30 pm and runs until 11:00 pm and Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing has planned one outstanding night with over 100 local artists! The show will be up for viewing Sunday April 28th from 11-4 as well! Thank You Art Show 2013 by Hampton Photo, Art and Framing

Please join us as we say “thank you” to all of our talented friends and customers with a night filled with music, food, art and fun.

Over 100 artists will be displaying their artwork in Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing fourth annual THANK YOU ART SHOW. Painting, photography, sculpture, origami and more will be filling Ashawagh Hall showcasing an unbelievable slice of the Hampton's art scene. 100% of art sales go to the artists, who range from ages 4 to 97 This truly will be a art show for everyone.

The Thank You Art Show 2011

Diana FrankHampton Photo Arts proudly presents The THANK YOU ART SHOW at Ashawagh Hall, February 26th and 27th, 2011. The opening reception begins Saturday February 26th at 5:30 pm and runs until 11:00 pm and Hampton Photo Arts has planned one outstanding night with over 100 local artists!
Please join us as we say “thank you” to all of our talented friends and customers with a night filled with music, food, art and fun.

Over 100 artists will be displaying their artwork in Hampton Photo Arts second annual THANK YOU ART SHOW.  Painting, photography, sculpture, film and even origami will be filling Ashwagh Hall showcasing an unbelievable slice of the Hampton's art scene.  This truly will be a art show for everyone.  Some of the Artists included are Shiela Isham, Aubrey Grainger, Scott HewettGordon Matheson, Cynthia Knott, Grant HaffnerCasey Anderson, Joan Tripp, Jason Green and Joe Chierchio just to name a few. In addition Matt Harnick will display his truly original origami art sculptures, Emily Wilson will debut her new short film, William Falkenberg will be performing live on piano, and food will be prepared and served by Cassandra Ellis of Damn Good Cooking.

Over 50 Photographers
Curated by Laurie Barone-Schaefer
Saturday, Feb. 23rd 5:30 - 11:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 24th 10:00 - 4:00pm
Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY

Come out and enjoy a night of Art, Music, Food and Fun!

Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing presents "HPA/OVEREXPOSED" photo show  at Ashawagh Hall, Saturday, Feb. 23rd and Sunday Feb. 24th. 2013. The opening reception begins Saturday Feb. 23rd from 5:30 to11:00pm with over 50 of the most respected local Photographers showcasing their work. "HPA/OVEREXPOSED" will be a rare opportunity to see the very best of local photography today.

Live Music, Cocktails and Beautiful Photography!

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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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