Monday, December 17, 2012

Buy Some Damn Art

Isn't that the best gallery name ever? Buy Some Damn Art is the online gallery of Kate Singleton, also known for her blog Arthound.  Kate launches a new show every week or so, and the work is up for six weeks. She has some amazing pieces right now, ranging from Erin Endicott's embroidered work:
Erin Endicott, Sutra 1, via Buy Some Damn Art
to Becca Stadtlander's colorful paintings:
Becca Stadtlander, Making Matcha, via Buy Some Damn Art
and, opening tomorrow, a special edition of six photos from the Beachcombing series! I'm nervous and excited about finding myself in such creative company.
 Here's the skinny on the show: there will be 6 photos, giclee printed at 20"x20" with Epson Ultrachrome archival inks on 100% cotton rag Somerset Velvet paper. This is the most beautiful paper - it's a thick, bright white cotton rag that's been really popular with printmakers, especially for etching. It's become equally popular for photographs - the surface is so velvety soft that it gives really rich detail and color. It's fairly expensive, as you might expect, so I don't use it often and don't offer it in my shop, but I just love the way photos feel on this stuff. Art geek moment!
See the little lines at the corners? The 20x20 photo is printed on a 22x22 sheet, and those lines are registration marks - the extra room and the marks make placing a mat much simpler.

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