Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Vertical St. Johns Bridge Triptych

We've just listed a new version of our Portland St. Johns Bridge triptych. While the one before had square cropped images, this one utilizes the full-frame vertical rectangles. And, as always, these vertical triptychs are perfect for those narrow spaces next to doors, above light switches, or on the side of cabinets. You can purchase this triptych framed or matted from our Fine Art Photography website.LinkLink

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paul Bunyan's Halloween Party

The economy is bad, sales have sunk, summer is over. Portland's Paul Bunyan thought that was reason enough to throw a Halloween Party! You can see the "party picture" on the home page of our Fine Art Photography website. By the way, the snapshots used for the picture are in our opinion from the greatest carnival in the world -Fasnacht in Basel Switzerland-.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Venice Canal, Italy

We just listed this archival framed print of this narrow Canal in Venice Italy. You can purchase this and others from our Fine Art Photography website

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Portland, Oregon Neon Sign

This flickering neon sign is towering above the Willamette River in Downtown Portland. The words Made in were just recently changed to read Portland. You can purchase this image from our Fine Art Photography website.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Spring Colors at Portland Japanese Garden

It may be Fall, but we just listed this Spring color image from the Japanese Garden on our website. It's never an overstatement to say that any season is spectacular at Portland Japanese Garden. You can purchase the above image either matted or framed from our Fine Art Photography website.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

collage of various images of Portland Japanese Garden

Here is a fantasy created with images from the Portland Japanese Garden. This photographic collage includes the Garden's Sapporo Pagoda, the stone steps in the Natural Garden, and one of the Garden's magnificant Japanese Maples, shot in the Fall. Portland Japanese Garden is worth a visit during all seasons. These above prints can be purchased either matted or framed from our Fine Art Photography website

Monday, September 26, 2011

Olive Tree in Lavender Field on gallery-wrapped canvas

These beautiful, organized rows of lavender surrounding a lone olive tree were photographed near Sault, the center of the French lavender country, just prior to harvest. The aromatic herb is used in foods, for skin issues and, of course, in countless beauty products. You can find a wide variety of hand-made lavender products right here in Portland by visiting the Lavender Haven booth at Portland Saturday Market. The canvas print shown above can be purchased on our Fine Art Photography website.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oregon landmark triptych #5 framed to 5 x 14

This triptych presents Portland and some of its surroundings at dusk. 1) The Portland Skyline as viewed from the East side of the Willamette River. 2) Seen from Portland, Mt. Hood disappears into the Eastern horizon 3) and, Crown Point and Vista House stand guard over the Columbia River, a must-see when visiting this region. Here is more info about Crown Point. This triptych as well as others can be purchased on our Fine Art Photography website.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oregon Landmarks #4 Portland, Made in Oregon, Cannon Beach

Mt. Hood lingers behind the Portland Skyline, the "Made in Oregon" sign as it appeared prior to becoming the "Portland" sign, and Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock comprise this triptych that we call Oregon Landmarks #4. You can buy this one and others at our Fine Art Photography website.

Triptych of Oregon Landmarks #4

The Portland Convention Center was photographed in the Spring when the Cherry Trees put on give quite a show. The Center is known for its twin spire towers which, recently, have become known for being illuminated annually on September 11 in memory of the events of 9/11. The "Made in Oregon" neon sign has become a thing, as the words "Made In" have been replaced with "Portland". Finally, Steel Bridge looms large over the flowering trees at Waterfront Park.

You can purchase this framed triptych or others from our Fine Art Photography website

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

St. Johns Bridge, Cathedral Park, Portland Oregon, triptych

The St. Johns Bridge is a steel suspension bridge over the Willamette River in Portland. The construction of the bridge began a month before the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and provided many county residents with employment during the Great Depression. The middle picture represents the foundation of the bridge, named Cathedral Park. This beautiful bridge is the pride of many Portlanders. You can purchase this framed triptych on our Fine Art Photography website.

Three Oregon Landmarks #2 framed into a triptych

Mt. Hood towering above the Portland, Oregon Skyline, the eye-catching "Portland Oregon" neon sign with its flickering lights, and finally, Cannon Beach with its Haystack Rock create a beautiful keepsake featuring just a few of the many iconic landmarks in the state of Oregon (by the way, the two seagulls posed for us, free of charge). You can buy this triptych and others on our fine art photography website

Framed Oregon Landmarks Triptych #1 matted to 5" x 14"

These are three of Oregon's many iconic landmarks: 1) Mt. Hood hiding behind the Portland Skyline 2) The "Made in Oregon" neon sign that towers above the Willamette River and 3) Cannon Beach with it's Haystack Rock. You can buy this and other framed triptychs on our Fine Art Photography website.

Colmar, France gallery-wrapped canvas

This colorful facade 0f half-timbered houses is in the town of Colmar, in the Alsace region of France. We've printed this image on canvas and gallery-wrapped it to a finished size of 16" x 20", ready to hang, no frame, matting, or glass necessary. You can purchase this canvas and others on our fine art photography website.

Les Eyzies de Tayac gallery wrapped canvas

This stunning village built into cliffs is located in the Dordogne region in France. Wouldn't you like to see this view every day? This photograph is printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped to a finished size of 16" x 20", ready to hang, with no need for a frame, matting, or glass. You can purchase this canvas and others at our fine art photography website:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paul Bunyan moved to the Gorge

With the heat wave that we've had here in Portland, we thought that Kenton's statue of Paul Bunyan could use a vacation from his spot in front of the Wells Fargo at the intersection of N Intertstate and N Denver Streets, so, we moved him to the Columbia River Gorge to cool him off.
We're now offering this print as a 16 x 20 gallery-wrap canvas

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Air Force One!

We were down at the airport yesterday, shipping some orders, at about the time that President Obama's plane was due to land. The President was coming to Portland to visit the Intel facility in Hillsboro.

We wanted to see the plane land, but soon realized that we were at the wrong end of the airport (air traffic was coming in from the west; we were at the east end of the runway). So, we hurried to the other side of the airport, hoping that there would be a place that we could stop and have a good view, but not really knowing the area.

When we saw a group of cars stopped at the side of the road, we figured that they must know something. We had no sooner parked and gotten out of the car when, there it was, massive Air Force One, heading straight at us. It looked so low, it really looked like it was going to land on us!

What a sight! The whole experience lasted less than a minute, but it was really spectacular. Somehow, with no time whatsoever to prepare and no idea what to expect or where to set up, Yvonne managed to get the above shots.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Tulips Are Sprouting!

While much of the country is blanketed in snow and ice, here in the Pacific Northwest our Spring-blooming plants are popping up out of the ground and thriving in the mild temperatures. Seeing the foliage of daffodils and tulips everywhere, it isn't hard to imagine the spectacular scene that's just around the corner at places like the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon, just south of Portland.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Art at Trinette's in Southeast Portland

Trinette Weber and her daughter, Marlis, are currently displaying our work in their flower and gift shop, Trinette's, at the corner of SE Stark and 81st in the heart of the Montavilla neighborhood. In addition to an "island" display containing matted and framed prints, we also have smaller displays with pendants, magnets, bag tags, and note cards for sale. A limited number of 2011 calendars of the Portland Japanese Garden, with our "Sunrise" on the cover, are also available. Several of our large framed prints are on display in the windows, as well.
This stretch of SE Stark is a vibrant area filled with great restaurants, bars, and boutiques and the beautifully restored Academy Theater. On the first Friday of each month, the businesses stay open late and host art openings, concerts, and food and drink specials. If you're in the area, please stop by Trinette's and show your support for local artists!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Preventing Nozzle Clogs in Our Large Format Printer

Like anyone else with a professional level Epson printer, we're constantly battling against the dreaded clogged nozzles. The situation is always worse in the winter, when we're constantly heating our home, creating a dry environment. Well, George at Pro Photo Supply just gave us something new to try: placing a wet sponge in a Tupperware container with holes drilled in the lid into the cabinet while the printer is not in use. This will create a mini "humidifier" that should help keep the microscopic nozzles from drying out and clogging. We'll let you know how successful it turns out to be!