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Hand Deckled Edges

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Additional Services, articles | Comments Off on Hand Deckled Edges

Hand Deckled Edges

Hand deckled edges are a wonderfully informal and artistic finish to fine art prints. Our craftsmen can produce a beautiful deckled edge that has been torn by hand to give a unique feathered finish, which has the look of a high-quality mould made paper (which was the term originally given to genuine, hand-crafted papers). Fine Art Solutions achieve this effect by using heavy weight fine art papers, such as Hahnemühle’s German Etching or Photo Rag papers. When this is torn it leaves behind a nicely feathered, uneven edge which gives the...

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Kirsty Mitchell – Winter 2012

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Following her successful exhibitions at SW1 Gallery and Quaglino’s, Kirsty has had her exhibition at Quaglino’s extended until January 13th 2013. This Winter, she has been holding intimate talks and discussions about her work at the plush restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, where she is surrounded by her own artworks, displayed in a beautiful setting as a backdrop for their diners. Kirsty will also be visiting Lisa Devlin’s Photography Farm in January to give a talk on her Wonderland collection; The Farm is a fantastic venue...

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Lord Mayor’s Show by Boat !!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in news | 0 comments

In 2011 the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman David Wootton asked to arrive for the Lord Mayor’s Show by boat, the first time for 156 years. At the request of the organisers – Thames Traditional Rowing Association – a painting was done by Thames Ditton artist Rod Pearson from photographs taken on the day and high quality Fine Art Giclée prints are now available to participants and those interested in the River Thames and the history of the City of London. The reproduction of the original watercolour was...

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Kirsty Mitchell Photography at Quaglino’s

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in news | Comments Off on Kirsty Mitchell Photography at Quaglino’s

Fine art photographer Kirsty Mitchell is exhibiting a selection of works from her Wonderland series at Quaglino’s restaurant in London until Wednesday 14 November. The other worldly photographs are of entirely real scenes, with all props and costumes handmade by Kirsty, who spent a decade as a fashion designer. Fine Art Solutions’ team worked very closely with Kirsty; providing colour proofs, quality review & analysis, together with professional advise, before embarking on the finest quality, ‘Pearl’ photographic prints....

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Colour Management

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in articles | Comments Off on Colour Management

Colour management is the process of linearising and profiling our fine art printing presses and associated equipment. It is an important practice, to maintain colour fidelity and consistency. After an artwork is scanned (all capture and output devices have their own colour space) the workflow is influenced by the computer operating system, the image manipulation software, colour correct screens, and ultimately the printers output capability. Fine Art Solutions has invested heavily in the very latest technology. For digital imaging...

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Canvas Finishes

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in articles | Comments Off on Canvas Finishes

We can offer 4 different types of finishing for the canvas border, Museum being the standard. All examples shown below, are available by request. Borders are 2 ins (5 cms). Please note: Canvases are shown stretched for illustrative purposes only. We supply canvases unstretched. Museum (Standard) The image is surrounded by a 2″ (5cm) white border.   Colour wrap: You can select any custom colour for the 2″ (5cm) border. Gallery wrap: We enlarge the width and height of the picture to cover the border.   Mirror Effect: The...

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in articles | Comments Off on Copyright

What is copyright? This is a definition of copyright: ‘Copyright is the exclusive property right to permit or prevent copying of certain specified categories of subject matter’. (© Museums Association, August 2004) There’s no need to register copyright: it exists automatically as soon as a painting is created. There’s no registration system for the artist, there are no forms to fill, and no fees to pay. There’s a principle of copyright called the moral right which relates to the artist’s honour or reputation. There are three aspects of moral...

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