A Preview

Custom framer, photographer, Stefan Kirkeby, of Smith Andersen North is showing photographs by Ruth Bernhard in his gallery March 28 – May 9th.  There will be a reception April 25 from 6-8 PM.  If you’re in the neighborhood, come on down.


The PrintsOfWhales is about fine-art printmaking, but I thought it would be interesting to post an “Event of the Week” from art communities around the world.  From San Rafael, CA to Kabul, Afghanistan, if you are an artist or if you provide art services, let me know what’s happening in your part of the globe.

I have a Giclée printing business in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I would like to keep pace with the industry by networking with others to learn and make sense of current events and issues, i.e. equipment, software,  plug-ins, technical tips, or find an occasional solution to old age problems.  For example, has anyone successfully constructed a homemade de-roller to tame the curl in your prints?

The PrintsOfWhales is also proud to feature the “Artist of the Week”.  That person may be you.*  This week’s artist is Edgar Angelone .  His work is mesmerizing, and it’s even more enchanting when you could see the image on your monitor, click the print button, and in an hour and 40 minutes later (there’s a segue here) deliver a miracle from the womb of my printer.  The composition, the lighting, the deep rich blacks, brilliant whites,  excellent tonal rendition, it’s all there.  To see more of Edgar’s work just click on his name above.


Now for the seque.  I made a 40″x40″ print of this image with “Print Quality” set at 2880 dpi, file resolution 360 dpi and High Speed unchecked.   Can you imagine the same size print with a setting at 1440 and 300 dpi with High Speed checked?  I haven’t run a test, yet, because at that size, paper and ink have become too dear.

  • I will take submissions from anyone, but I can’t guarantee that it will be featured.  A short description or story behind your art would be great.  This includes print makers, too.

If you would like to make a comment, please scroll down to the very bottom of the page.  If you have an event or artist to announce or present, contact me directly using the form below my name.

Thanks for dropping by.


    • Patty
    • April 6th, 2009

    This is an amazing and beautiful image. I would love to know how it was created. So much depth. It would be nice to see that in person as well. Thanks for sharing.

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