ARTaboutEDEN

Affordable customizable art about nature

St Louis, Missouri · 4 Sales

ARTaboutEDEN

Affordable customizable art about nature

St Louis, Missouri 4 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   NEW LARGER SIZES ARE BEING ADDED! Gallery Wrapped Canvas as another option to printing on heavy art paper. Landscape prints up to 48 x 22". Holiday,Animal and Bird and Rural Collection prints on canvas also now. More to come.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

NEW LARGER SIZES ARE BEING ADDED! Gallery Wrapped Canvas as another option to printing on heavy art paper. Landscape prints up to 48 x 22". Holiday,Animal and Bird and Rural Collection prints on canvas also now. More to come.

Leslie Miller

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Office with desk and my print Field of Flowers an abstracted flower garden in aqua and gold shown as a gallery wrapped canvas piece mounted on the wall.
Chart of 3 different color combinations available for the print, Three Snapdragons, in the Floral Collection. Can be printed in fine art paper or canvas in a wide range of sizes.
Another new print. Fall Landscape with River. Long narrow print in many sizes. A panoramic gold sky with a grove of multi-colored trees along a vivid blue river.
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About

A lifetime as an artist, a starter as a business person and loving it!

I create customizable original prints/collages by compiling photographs and illustrations and hand drawn scenes in a computer.

Creating a "Dagwood sandwich" of many layers of Images in one huge file.

And then transform all the objects using digital effects and filters to create a totally original digital work.

I can then make prints from this original digital work. I print on demand only. No inventory. If you want to match a color from one of my collages to your wall color or decorative scheme we can do.

I print on both a fine art paper and canvas, you pick.

Please see my Blog for lots of chatter and info on art, life and nature...
www.leslie-miller.com/blog

Shop members

  • Leslie Miller

    Owner

  • Sadie Sue

    Assistant

    Sadie Sue Miller is a creative assistant. She spends her day in the studio, the yard and helping me clear my head on long walks. Invaluable.

  • Zooey

    Customer Service

    6 years old. From New York. Is the "Mom" of the gang of studio assistants. Also worries about everything. Very playful and creative.

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Different Sizes of same Image

Question 1:
Do you feel that the image loses anything or is somehow less appealing or sharp blown larger? Would I like it better smaller?

Answer:
With an inventory of about 300 images, I have not printed every one of them, and even the ones I have printed have not been printed at all sizes. This is great for you, my client, as you may own a one of a kind!

I have done tests on many images and find they scale up very well and have a very different impact , a very dramatic and beautiful difference. at a large scale.

What is the final print like?

Question 1
The final print that you send me would be a multi-media collage, right? Not just a print-out of images that were scanned, but you use the scanned images and then you also use paint or water color or other materials in the artwork that I will be hanging on the wall?


Answer:
I paint, sketch, photograph, etc., and then scan and construct all the work in the computer. I then print. I do not paint or draw or collage on top of the prints. Sometimes I paint wood panels that I then mount the prints on, which make for a one of a kind work.

Check out my video on my process at my about page on Easy and at my website www:leslie-miller.com.

What type of paper do you use for the inkjet print?

Question 1:
What type of paper do you use for the inkjet print?

Answer:
Paper Prints

Some small collages are printed on Fine art velvet paper, a museum quality, acid-free, mat paper with rich saturated colors and archival inks guaranteed to resist fading under normal conditions for 100+ years. The Fine art velvet paper is only appropriate for small works, as it is a very soft almost velvet like surface, so it’s a detail and sharpness issue.


On large pieces and other works I use Hot Press Bright, museum quality, acid-free, mat paper ,which is similar with a smooth flat surface, and sharper detail, which is good with a larger work. It is a mat surface, very smooth and heavy, 100 percent cotton with a brightener.

What types of paper do you use for the inkjet print?

Canvas Prints
EPSON Exhibition Canvas Satin is an n acid free, heavyweight cotton-poly blend, textured canvas features a semi-gloss satin surface with a bright white point. The canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking

What is the best paper for a large image?

I would love to see you have this image in canvas, I think to just roll it up and have you get it stretched and hang framed or unframed, would so easy. I use an Satin Canvas that reproduces colors and details very well at any size, I have works ranging from 19 x19 to 40 x 46 framed at my house in that canvas.

Canvas or Paper better for my work?

I don’t think the choice of canvas verses the art paper is going to change the appearance of the artwork to any degree that I would be concerned about. The smooth surface of both the Hot Press Bright Paper and The Satin Canvas reproduces the details and hence the sharpness well. I have tested this myself.

Is Pixilation and sharpness an issue in the larger prints?

I like a certain rough or edgy quality in my work and don’t try to air brush it out and the pixilation often gives the image a modern edge that I like. There is both some softness and pixilation in the large versions of my work for example, Bare Winter Landscape with Trees and River, but I think it adds to the work and looks beautiful and compelling. This is one of the things that make my work unique.

One of a Kind Framed Works

Question 1:
I found a print of farm animals mounted on canvas with painted borders. The piece was of a lamb and sheep going down a rural road with a pig and ramshackle barn. I really like how it came out, how you augmented the initial image with vibrant color choices on the canvas frame. Do you have any interest in attempting something similar for the large 22 x 48-inch piece we are discussing?


Answer
Yes, we could! The only problem, is the cost of first crating a large piece like that and then shipping it. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU THINK ABOUT A Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Print INSTEAD. Shipping is not much untstretched, you can get a local framer or a place like Michael’s to stretch for a minimal cost. IF after it is stretched, you may want t

Framing Prints on PAPER

Frame
I use https://www.pictureframes.com right now. They have a great app where you can drop a low-res file into any frame or mat and see what it looks like.

Framing Prints on PAPER

Any Black MAT not shiny wood frame is nice.
I think any neutral distressed wood or natural wood, world look good,

I also really like a heavy good quality gunmetal or graphite color metal frame that is substantial in size for the right work.