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What's New ?
The sport painting titled "Eli Manning: Leader of Giants" was recently completed.
This painting recognizes Eli's emergence as one of the greatest quarterbacks to play in the NFL. His leadership in winning the Giant's second Super Bowl victory distinguishes the Manning lineage in the NFL. The painting was done in a loose style with attention to highlights lighting the action in a dual with time and the closing defense.
This piece is available as a limited edition canvas giclee print. See the Legends & Superstars Gallery for larger pictures....
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1. How to cut double mats with calculated dimensions?
I often mat and frame my own artwork ,as many artist do, to reduce/control costs on a project. If you use a mat cutter, you often have to plan carefully how to cut the mat board for the image size and then the mat for the frame size. This particularly is challenging when you want the professional look of a double mat under glass. If you use a Logan or similar cutter, I have a handy Excel worksheet that removes all the guess work. You merely type in the frame size, the image size and the revealed inner mat width desired. The program calculates with tolerances the settings you need to set on your mat cutter. All the guesswork, frustrating mistakes and wasted mat board are gone. Everything lines up perfectly when the artwork, inner and outer mats are assembled into the frame. Obviously, works on single mats too.
Click on Mat board cutter calculator
2. How to align a uneven edged canvas giclee on to a stretcher strip or strainer frame for a gallery wrap presentation?
This problem arises after cutting the canvas from the printer where the top and bottom are often uneven making it a challenge when stretching over a frame. The solution is to utilize a simple measurement tool out of two pieces of mat board. See the following steps to construct and use below. Note: I normally print my canvases an extra 1/4-1/2" larger to allow some error on final stretching.
A. Cut 2 pieces of mat board the same size - 4" x 7" or similar size.
B. Wrap tape to create a flap of 3-4" that can be opened.
C. Insert the canvas within the flaps and align the edge of the mat board to the painting edge.
D. Keeping the finger on the arrow, flip the canvas over (making sure its still aligned to border on the other side). Draw a line marking the edge on the canvas back. This matches to the painting edge on the other side.
E. Repeat this further down one side. Then using a ruler draw a connecting line. Do this for each painting side with the result of an outline of the painting on the canvas back. (Notice everything is measured from the painting edge; the likely uneven edges of the canvas print do not matter)
F. Lay the frame within marked area which aligns to the painting dimensions.
G. Set your two anchor staples. Finish stretching over the frame using canvas pliers. Actual stretching is a practiced art itself but getting to this stage is easy. The time using the tool is 3-5 minutes. The best pliers I have found are the 3" wraparounds: http://www.johnannesley.com/CanvasPliers.html
I. Final result of this technique... everything lines up without a professional or machine tensioner !