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The 55 Buick Roadmaster And Why I Did It

One of the more enjoyable aspects of creating fine art out of historical antiques like this ’55 Buick Roadmaster is learning about the history behind them.  Usually, with machines like cars and airplanes, aficionados like Jay Leno, bring out their slide-rulers and talk about all the old technical terms.

You get to learn the Roadmaster had  a Variable Pitch Dynaflow Transmission, and how with a 322 Nailhead V8 you get 236 horsepower. Or, you could even learn why one of these beautiful cars would be worth more if it had wire spoke wheels than the standard issue. It’s like communicating in another language.

But let’s talk art.  When I originally went to take the picture, I thought of just a candid shot of the grill and hood to show off the natural beauty of a Roadmaster. But, I had another idea.

First, I must confess that after living in the Southern States for a couple of years the concept of watching NASCAR on the weekend is not lost on me.   I’ve always loved the angles from the live cameras on the cars. The shot from the bumper showing the other car following you from 12 inches at 150 mph always raises the level of excitement.

The distinguishing characteristic of this one angle is that the lines are never straight on the car behind you. Because the car is so close, and moving at speed, the dynamics of the shot will always show a slight curve or bend in the fenders and hood.   Your eye views this  as speed. Or, in other words, it makes it look like it’s going fast.

55 Buick Roadmaster
55 Buick Roadmaster

Normally, a photographer would reach for a fisheye shaped lens to accomplish this task. I had two problems with this idea. First, I wanted a slight curve, barely distinguishable to the eye. I wanted the subtle effect of speed without the obvious reason behind it. So I’d be understandably nervous about overdoing it with a fisheye.   Second, and most importantly, I didn’t have a fisheye lens with me, so I had to make do positioning myself, and twisting the camera just a fraction to get the effect I was looking for.

In the end, I believe the goal of what I accomplished the look I wanted. So, help me welcome the 55 Buick Roadmaster to our Gallery. Don’t wait; this work looks incredible on a metal print. Contact us and get yours today!

The Reconsideration of Older Art Works of an Artist

It is time to spend a brief post about something we found in the storage closet. Why are we doing this?   Well, We introduced this art work back when there were less than 200 followers of our art on social media and this blog.   Now there are over 3300!  That’s a lot of people who never got to experience our earlier works!

 

Since the lifeblood of a gallery is the ability to present the work of the artist they represent it is necessary to cleverly reintroduce older works of an artist in with newer ones.   Besides, and I know this to be quite true, very few people will look at 150 pieces of art all at the same time.   So, as an artist’s list of works continue to grow it is necessary to reintroduce older ones to present how the artist has also changed over time.

 

So from our finely aged collection of photographic art, I’d like to once again present Blanket of Green.

Blanket of Green
Blanket of Green

You can discover it and other collectibles here.

 

This work is a close up shot of the rigid back top of a banana leaf. Hundreds of black lines cascading down the leaf highlight the natural yellows and greens found in nature. They also provide a sense of depth and contrast as the lines of the leaves at the upper left seemingly flow in a direction quite different from the bold bark shade lines of the leaf on the right edges of the photograph.

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Expanded Printing Options

When it comes to printing your new work of art, the methods and styles of display are many.  Here are some facets of the way we like to see printing done through our gallery.

Prints

The use of a high quality paper-stock, canvas, colored inks, and wooden frames is a necessary need for printing your future photographic art. At the end of production the archival art prints and canvases are the stretched and framed by hand.

Extraordinary prints created using heavyweight 10 mil 255 gsm premium glossy photo paper with outstanding color saturation and the truest blacks possible on high quality photographic printers will add a sense of overwhelming quality and value to your art.

When it comes to framing, a 345 gsm semi-gloss fine Flash of Daisyart paper is perfect for the ideal high-resolution photographic imagery that causes your picture to truly magnify your status as a patron of the arts. Naturally, only paper that is acid, lignin, and OBA free is good for your art.

Canvas

All canvas prints makes use of textured matte style canvas that is 20.5 mil bright white. The canvas  a poly cotton blend and has no harsh additives or chemical agents. The perfect quality canvas to last a 100 years.

The solid wood frames receive a lamination coating in black, white, or dark brown.  Modern frames designed to make sure your art is clean and seen in it’s exotically glorious detail when finally paired with paired with the ultra-low glare Plexiglas.

Framed work also arrives with wire attachments for hanging and protective rubber bumpers. It even has a picture nail hook!

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