Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Exhibition at the Schuler School

 The Schuler School of Fine Arts is having their annual Holiday Exhibition this weekend!

Several of our customers including Hans Schuler, Beth de Lioselle and Fritz Briggs will be featured in the show. In fact here are some of their recent paintings that you might see when you visit the show at 7 W. Lafayette Avenue in Baltimore. Their phone number is 410-685-3568.
"Six Gourds" oil painting by Hans Schuler

"Magnolias"  oil painting by Beth de Lioselle

Award Winning Painter and Customer - Carol Thompson

The other day we were perusing our latest issue of "Artists' Magazine" where we read that  Carol Thompson received honorable mention in their 28th annual art competition in the animal category.  We contacted Carol to congratulate her and discovered that she had won three more finalist awards from the Art Renewal Center.  Decidedly so, Carol is quite proud of this achievement since only one other artist in the country received this honor in three categories. We've included images of her paintings that won these prestigious awards.
Carol Thompson's oil painting"What Got Me Here" won a finalist award in the landscape category.
Carol Thompson's " Waiting for a Friend" oil painting won a finalist award in the animal category.
And the third finalist award for Carol Thompson was in the still life category for "Woven Heritage"

Friday, November 25, 2011

PHOTO COMPOSITE PROJECTS

Maybe you think that the customers at Archival Arts are strictly  fine art painters and draftsmen but that is not entirely true. While we adore our distinctive group of artists, we also work on personal and fun projects such as photo composites. These range from basic background changes like the one below where we added a more interesting sky - to more lighthearted ideas such as restoring old family snapshots that have faded with time. So if you have a drawer with some faded or funny photos that you want to enhance or change or even add a person who was not in the original photo, give us a call and see what our creative staff can do. We are always ready to listen. 410-247-7771.
BEFORE photo-where the sky was just not interesting that day


AFTER photo where a blue sky added by staff at Archival Arts really makes the bright fall foliage sing!



BEFORE photo -Just a gang of guys in a club basement...all faded and grey!


AFTER photo - now we can see their shining faces after photo enhancement by Archival Arts.