pushing the limits of matting and printing
Irrigation Man – digital painting / original prints – Dan Beck 2006
Crazy me – I found a frame that size and knew I needed something that would look even enough in such dimensions and exciting that big. Despite knowing that the largest oversized matboard I could get measures 40 x 60in – 8 inches too small – I suspended my knowledge and had the image printed anyway.
Well – truth is I was pretty annoyed with myself because the best patch job would still look like a patch job. The enormity of the original print overshadows the seemliness of the pieced together matting but the challenge has also overshadowed any blogging this week.
In any event, this giant print is not just an original art print, but probably a one of a kind – it is more than I want to wrestle with ever again – too big for my workspace and just barely fitting in my wagon.
- Original Art – discussion of varied meanings and in particular at Outhouse Studios
- looking for oversized matt board – The Picture Framers Grumble – apparently there are larger matboards out there – but I was not aware and don’t have a source for buying them at this time.
- WebMuseum: Seurat, Georges – more information about pointillism and the artist credited with its beginnings