America's Barn

Posted by Art Sands on Sun, 11/05/17 19:08
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Comments by Art Sands on Sun, 11/05/17 19:10

Not sure if I have posted this before - shot this in 2000 - with my Pentax 6x7 - B&W film - I used Photoshop to color in the flag. The full image is 17+m mb - having some canvas prints made.

Comments by Art Sands on Sun, 11/05/17 19:11

(Just found the negative which I thought I had lost)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/05/17 19:28

The American flag in all its PS color really hits one right in the eye but what I also found fascinating is the truck parked in the front of the barn that in b&w has taken on the wooden texture of the barn.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/06/17 01:00

Nice work, Art! That's going to look nice on canvas.
Won't you lose a lot of edge with a canvas wrap though?

Comments by Steve Owen on Mon, 11/06/17 08:49

Nice work!

Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Mon, 11/06/17 10:26

Nice Image, Doc !! I was going to contact you recently- as I had
received an email st home from a DR.Sands that only had a link to a
TMZ advertisement for Pure Natural Forskolin....but I thought no,
could not have come from you. But now I can ask, just incase. Thanks

Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Mon, 11/06/17 14:08

I'm not a fan of B/W with selective coloration.

As to the wrap: I forget how it's done but you essentially print a mirror
edge enough to cover the wrap portion of the canvas and you lose none
of the image. It's been quite a while since I printed on canvas. Also make
sure you get the right canvas and spray coat otherwise I believe there is a
tendency for the print to separate along the fold. Probably the person
doing these for you will know about that.

Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Mon, 11/06/17 14:08

BTW, hi there Art.

Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Mon, 11/06/17 14:09

Or should I say Agent Sands.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/06/17 22:59

Thank Ernest! I never printed on canvass, but I helped a friend
prepare an image for one over the weekend. Instead of extending it by
mirroring the image in 4 directions, we used the content aware fill
to great effect. I never really liked the way photos on canvas look.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/06/17 23:08

I should clarify that last statement... My issue is less about the
way they LOOK and more about the presentation. I've been getting
prints on photographic paper and museum quality art paper that are
then mounted and framed behind glass. It just feels like that's
the way MY pictures should be done. I do think Art's rustic barn
and old truck would look good on canvas because it maintain's that
whole rustic thing that he's got going on here and the exposed
image on a canvas texture will weather over time enhancing that
rustic feel. It wouldn't get that way if it were mounted behind

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Tue, 11/07/17 12:25

That's a pretty rare setting you found....very nice.;-)

Comments by Art Sands on Tue, 11/07/17 16:09

Thanks everyone for the excellent comments - I'm getting ready to close my medical practice in Dec - will have plenty of time to get back to having fun on PC. I miss the fun times from the past!

Paul,I have purchased a lot of the canvas prints - very inexpensive way to get some very large prints (20x30)-I just ordered 6 from on sale for $43 each (choose 1.5 inch depth)shipping free - special sale which they have every several weeks. Another good site is Canvas On Demand - they also have a pro reseller site that is a little more expensive but they store and date your images which is a nice feature.

You can choose an image wrap which requires some decent margins on the image or you can choose a stretched image, black, or white margins in the case of an image like above. Give it a try Paul!

And cheers to you Ernest-you continue to do some very imaginative images.

Agent Sands (Agent still working for the man ?:-)

Too bad they have to erase all of our old images!

Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Wed, 11/08/17 14:44

Paul: I have almost exclusively printed on Paper, and presented and
framed behind glass for my limited edition work. (I did one experiment
with canvas 8-10 years ago for some motion related pieces I had
created.) At retail I also have a line of images printed on paper, glued
to a wooden block and painted with a gel medium which look pretty
good and with which I have had success. I am planning some work on
canvas but with an entirely different presentation.

I am wondering what you use for "museum quality paper." I've used
Epson Ultrasmooth for years and currently also Epson Cold Press
Natural. I do my own printing except for the occasional size that is too
large for my 17 inch carriage.