|Photography on Canvas|
By Darryl Brooks
Photos 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.
Hampton Photo Arts
|Cameras and Accessories|
Drawing and Sketching
|Frames and Custom Framing|
|Art Prints and Posters|
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 of Photography|
Photography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.
When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.
|Learning to Paint with Watercolors|
By Cindy Tabacchi
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.