Large Framing Clamp

Shop-built Large Framing Clamp for Stretcher Bars and Frames What you wind-up with is an easy clamp that makes good solid and “square” frames and stretcher bars up to about 48 X 48″ Make corner clamps slightly thicker than what you will be clamping....
Color Control with Calibration

Color Control with Calibration

Photography for Art Color Control; White Balance and Calibration Color can vary a little to a lot from camera to monitor to printer to browser, etc. You’ve been to a tv store and noticed differences in display color, right? How do you know which is displaying...

White Photo Backgrounds

3D Art Backgrounds: as shot, drop-out, and shadow For professional commercial presentation, white must be no color. White is white, right? Most commercial sites, publications, and advertising showing 3-d artwork like jewelry or sculpture show what’s called a...
Gallery Frame Construction

Gallery Frame Construction

Gallery Frame Construction Inexpensive DIY from lumber; classic and clean finished look for paintings Simple, clean, uniform gallery frames show a professional finished look and can be replaced by whatever the collector desires or left as-is. Shown here are 1/2w x 1...

Canvas Stretching

Canvas Stretching with Rope and Tarp Clamps I am currently working on raw canvas that is approximately 3′ square. They don’t stock that at Blick’s. Plus, I like the studio practice of building stretcher bars and stretching the canvas myself. Kind of...