Selecting the way your art is presented should be considered part of your composition...

The Finished Print

Part I

While in the process of creating their artwork, many artists rarely consider how the artwork will be presented as a finished piece (and this is aside from the mat and frame) as viewed by the public.  They sometimes look to the “popular trend” such as metal prints or perhaps canvas, and usually without researching the effects of colors, textures and subtleties on various bases or, just think "online presentation"  

The artist’s image may have wondrous colors, texture, magnificent lighting, intricate special effects, and meant to create a certain mood -- yet some, if not all, will be lost if it that image is not presented in a way to at least present these features as intended -- the paper, or base, is the means to facilitate having the details/mood of the artwork standout and become alive.

How the artwork is presented, the surface on which it is printed as seen live as a finished piece, should be considered part of the entire composition – it is the means by which the artwork comes alive.

An online presentation is different from a live presentation. The lighting may somewhat accentuate its texture or softness, but the viewer sees only one dimension of the image.  When seen live and when on the appropriate paper, or base, the surrounding lighting further enhances the texture, smoothness, or depth of the image and the entire artwork and the composition is brought into focus. 

 To be continued…

Radio Interview

I will be interviewed on  The interview will air on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11 AM EST.  Just go to the site and enter CAGO Radio in the search bar and the CAGO radio station will come up.  You will be able to hear the inter on my gallery page at Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Podbean and ITunes. 


Just a quick thought…


I spend most of my day thinking about art


Each moment until the next

     In between and while all else


Then I create my art

     sometimes with camera in hand


And add some software elements

     to have the art expand

into the image in my mind.


Then a print or on-line view

     for all the world to see…

this art was created by me for you...