Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ballerinas: Running Ahead of Schedule

Good news to all you eagerly awaiting your ballerina portrait proofs - I am running ahead of schedule and will be able to get your proofs online a few days early! Watch the blog for updates - I'll post here when I have them all ready for you to view.

I also want to urge you to "think big." By that I mean - there are some stunning images of our children coming your way - when considering your order, please consider prints larger than 8x10. An 8x10 is not a large portrait - in general it is not suitable for hanging on walls unless part of a grouping. Wall portraits are considered 11x14 and over - and many portraits look best when displayed at a 16x20 or larger. Those of you who plan to make an appointment with me at my studio to view your proofs and order will see a comparison between an 8x10 and a 16x20 - many people express surprise at how small an 8x10 is when hanging next to a 16x20, and how much better the portrait looks in the larger size.

I also urge you to order enlargements sized 16x20 and over directly from me (not from the web site) so that they can be mounted on a hard substance called "masonite" to provide stability and longevity.

Also consider art canvas - it's a beautiful alternative to a traditional print, and comes ready to hang, so no framing is necessary. We have one hanging above our mantle of our children and visitors always remark on how eye-catching it is.
I personally think the beautiful portrait below of the lovely teen-aged ballerina would look perfect as a large canvas!

If you would like more information about art canvas prints, or enlargements, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!