Where is your framed print made? A look behind the order

When you buy a framed print from Edward Fielding, who does the printing and framing?

When you purchase a print or framed piece from the portfolio of Edward Fielding – http://www.edwardfielding.com  the print is created and framed by Graphik Dimensions Ltd. a company with decades in the business of working with artists to produce museum quality work.

Graphik Dimensions Ltd is an American fine art decor manufacturer producing five different private brands: pictureframes.com, Qowalla, USA Salvage, Graphik Hospitality, and Mirror Shop. The corporate headquarters are located in High Point, North Carolina.

Under their five brands they sell a selection of framing, mirrors, and printing services. The largest, pictureframes.com, operates as a retail ecommerce site offering the largest selection of picture frames online, including custom frames, metal frames, frames to hold canvas, and more.

History of Graphik Dimensions Ltd.

Founders Joan & Steve Feinsod began making frames for their own artwork. Other artists in the community began requesting frames as well and before long Graphik Dimensions Ltd. Was founded in their Queens, NY home in 1965. After a few years the operation outgrew their den and moved to a warehouse space in Flushing, NY. In 1978 they hired their first official employee.In the early 1980s they printed and distributed their first catalog and on March 18, 1989 the company purchased its first mainframe computer.In 1992, the company relocated to High Point, NC.In 1997, they started the first private brand pictureframes.com, with a single web page where interested customers could request a catalog. In 1999, they added custom online frame ordering.In 2005, Steve & Joan stepped down from running the business. In their place, their daughters Lauri & Robyn Feinsod stepped in to join the team. Lauri Feinsod filled the position of CEO and instated the companies C4 (Consciousness, Creativity, Collaboration, Community) values-driven culture.

Sustainable and Dedicated to being a Zero Landfill Facility

The company became a zero landfill facility in April 2015.  One example of the company’s dedication to conservation is the use of reclaimed old barn wood.

The old tractor farmhouse art
The old tractor farmhouse art https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-tractor-black-and-white-square-edward-fielding.html

The industry source for reclaimed wood picture frames and barn wood picture frames. They source all there materials in the United States, and hand-assemble the frames at our factory in North Carolina. Each frame has an individual and unique character, complimenting and enhancing the art it is destined to surround.

When you choose a barnwood frame you are buying a piece of real history.

An old structure whose purposeful life has long-ago expired and is typically headed to the landfill until conscious entrepreneurs entered the scene and developed a strategy of reclamation.

100s of framing options!
Your choice of frame and mat or purchase as a canvas print or paper print. https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/lobster-landing-sunset-edward-fielding.html

Classic Vintage Vinyl Record Album Artwork

Old records on the shelf

Today’s Music Ain’t Got the Same Soul

Just take those old records off the shelf 
I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself
Today’s music ain’t got the same soul
I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll

Sang Bob Seeger in the classic rock anthem “Old Time Rock and Roll”. Back in the days of old time rock and roll, when you saved up your allowance to buy records at the downtown record store, you’d spend hours flipping through the albums, looking at the artwork, reading the backs of the sleeves, making a careful selection for your meager spending money.

 

Back then the artwork on a record was important. Music wasn’t sold by the thumbnail on a streaming site, it was sold as an actual, physical object in which the artwork, liner note and inner sleeve were all part of the package. In college we used to flip through the used record stores looking for obscure booklegs, special releases, original pressings with all of the good sleeves full of lyrics and photos of the band. Promo “for radio play only”, not for resale, cuts out, remainders.

Classic Record Albums Artwork
Classic Record Albums Artwork by Edward Fielding

In my younger days I’d scan the racks at Caldor’s and Bradley’s for greatest hits music bargains and K-tel compilations of the Kinks, Beach Boys and Monkees. The vintage records in my series of old record still life’s come from a collection older than I. Albums from the 50s and 60s before I actually started paying attention to music. A such they have a mid-century modern graphic design quality.

Old Records shower curtain
Old Records shower curtain
Old Records Duvet
Old Records Duvet

See the entire collection of classic vinyl record album artwork by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding including prints, museum quality framed artwork, throw pillows, tote bags, canvas, wood, metal and acrylic prints, shower curtains, t-shirts, fleece blankets and more here: https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/record

Moonrise over Airstream

Moonrise Over Airstream trailer

Moonrise Over Airstream by Edward M. Fielding is a popular fine art photograph of a classic old Airstream travel trailer light by the light of a beautiful full moon.

Moonrise Over Airstream is a tongue in cheek reference to Ansel Adams famous photograph, “Moonrise Over Hernandez” .  Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico is a black and white photograph taken by Ansel Adams, late in the afternoon on November 1, 1941, from a shoulder of U.S. Route 84-285.

Moonrise Over Airstream of a vintage Airstream camper was taken on the streets of Bozeman, Montana by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.

This photograph is available for purchase as a print for framing locally or as a museum quality matted and framed finished work, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, wood print, cards or on products such as throw pillows and tote bags. A number of other Airstream photographs can be found in Fielding’s portfolio of over 5,000 fine are photographs, designs, artwork, paintings and graphic images including the following camper related art.

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Airstream is an American brand of Travel trailers (“caravans” in British English) which are easily recognized by the distinctive shape of their rounded and polished aluminum coachwork. This body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus, who had earlier overseen construction of Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. The company, now a division of Thor Industries, employs more than 800 people, and is the oldest in the industry.

Wood or Metal Prints – What is the differences, advantages and features of one over the other?

Any image from Edward M. Fielding’s portfolio of 5,000 images can be purchase as a print on paper, canvas or matted and framed with your choice of over 100 different types of frames and mats.  In addition they can be ordered in some of the latest mediums of metal or wood.

Metal is shiny, saturated and eye popping with an almost 3D effect when lit properly. Save this for colorful photographs. Think shiny sports car.

Wood is flat, unsaturated and gives a vintage feeling. Think woodie surfing wagon.

Wood Prints

  • Thicker
  • Flat
  • De-saturated colors because the natural wood tone provides the “whites”
  • Vintage feeling
  • Each print is a “one of a kind” due to the the natural grain in the wood.  No two are exactly alike.
Wood print

Metal Prints

  • Metal is pretty much waterproof and is great for wet areas like a bathroom.
  • Thin
  • Modern
  • Lightweight
  • Floats on the wall
  • Shiny
  • Looks great with lots of light shining on it – almost 3D
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Limited Time Promotion: Vintage Tractor

Old Farmall Tractor Limited Time Promotion

Limited Time Promotion

A limited time promotion is a limited number of fine art prints at a special price for a limited time.

  • Special price
  • Limited to 20
  • Five days

https://pixels.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=219781

The clock is ticking to get this black and white fine art photograph of a vintage farm tractor in Springfield, New Hampshire by Edward M. Fielding at a special price for a large 20 x 24 inch museum quality stretched canvas print, perfect for that modern farm house interior decor or a gift.

This promotion will last for five days and is limited to the first 20 buyers.  Good luck!

New Release! Red Chairs by the Lake

Red Chairs by the Pond by Edward M. Fielding

Red Chairs – A new fine art print by Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com) is now available as a canvas print (shown above), museum quality prints, framed and matted in custom sizes and frame choices (100s available) as well as metal, wood, acrylic prints and on products.  Click here to order your print of Red Chairs

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Perfect decor for your lake house, shot in New Hampshire but this relaxing image of two red chairs out by the lake is perfect for any lakeside home or simply for dreaming about sitting by the lake on a warm fall afternoon.

Anderson Pond is a small fifteen acre kettle pond within the residential development of Eastman in Grantham,Springfield and Enfield, New Hampshire. Eutrophic in
nature (fertile with abundant nutrients for plant production),
is becoming a little shallower as each year goes by. As silt builds
up on the bottom, a succession of plant life occurs called a
hydrosphere. What we see now are various water lilies and
pondweeds. As the water becomes even more shallow, reeds will
develop.

Spring brings a plethora of frog song from spring peepers,
bullfrogs, green frogs, leopard frogs and American toads. On
warmer days, painted and snapping turtles may be seen sunning
on the logs or a family of mergansers or mallards might occupy
the pond, sometimes joined by the great blue heron strutting
the shores on the lookout for fish.
Several species of fish inhabit the pond: perch, large and small
mouth bass and even a northern pike or two.

– excerpts from an article about Anderson Pond by Craig McArt and Renée Gustafson


Champagne Bottle Still Life, deconstructing a fine art photograph

I recently sold a large canvas print of “Champagne Bottle Still Life” which is a black and white fine art photograph of an empty champagne bottle, cork and glasses but there is a whole lot more to this image than these elements.   The arrangement, lighting and focal point create the story.

Champagne Bottle Still Life
https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/champagne-bottle-still-life-edward-fielding.html – framed fine art photograph sold to a buyer in Ramona, CA

Champagne Bottle Still Life was created early in my re-booted career as a fine art photographer.  I uploaded this image to my portfolio back in February 15th, 2013.  At the time I was still experimenting with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses, trying to sell enough prints to justify a leap to full frame Canon cameras.

I was studying composition and learning the tricks used by painters to create dynamic composition as well as trying to create stories within the single frame.

If you study the photograph you can see all sorts of composition tricks based on the arrangement of the objects that work to tell the story of the night perhaps of a honeymoon, anniversary or New Year’s Eve party.  Which is why I think this image sells well every June during wedding and graduation party season.

In the photograph the sharp focus is centered on the cork and the background of champagne bottle and glasses are allowed to fade from focus into the dark background.  Black and white is use to highlight the black of the champagne bottle and the darkness beyond.  White highlights contrast the bottle label and champagne glasses while the cork is bathed in a rich light that highlights its fine, soft texture which contrasts against the  hard glass surfaces of the bottle and glasses.  So you have small but detailed object vs. large but minimal shapes.  Black vs. white.  Light vs. dark.  Hard vs. soft.  Textured vs. smooth.  The contrasts of objects work to add intrigue and interest to the photograph.

The scene might look natural and random but the placement of each element of this photograph was carefully chosen.   The cork is highlighted by being in the plane of focus and place in the bottom third according to the rule of thirds.

The cork is centered in the frame but the wire is placed to the side and slightly behind to bring the eye off center.  The other objects are arranged in a zig zag fashion to pull the eye back into the photograph.  The viewer is drawn from cork to wire, to bottle opening, to front wine glass and then to the back wine glass.

Notice also how the background is divided in roughly thirds with two thirds being black and approximately one third being the wood which also includes leading lines heading towards the back, drawing in the viewer.

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Vintage Tractor Prints for Refined Rustic Decor

Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge

This fine art photograph of an old vintage tractor on  a farm in the rural New Hampshire town of Cornish makes a fine print for any modern farmhouse style of decor, refined rustic, cottage, country or farm decorating.

The sepia toned print by Edward M. Fielding looks great in an off white cream colored mat as shown below.  A recent customer purchased this large 24 x 30 inch print and matted, mounted on foam core for a client in  Woodbury, CT.  The client has an heirloom frame waiting for the print.

See all of the vintage tractor photographs in this collection:  https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/vintage+tractor

Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style
Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style

I really like this combination of the off white mat and the sepia tone photograph as ordered by the designer.  It looks like an old vintage photograph even though this old tractor is still in use today on the Cornish farm.

Cornish you might know is famous for its covered bridges and the home of recluse writer JD Salinger who wrote “Catcher in the Rye” and is quoted as saying:

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
 
I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
 
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
Cornish has historically been a well-known summer resort for artists and writers. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens began coming to Cornish in 1885, seeking a studio away from the summer heat of New York City. Artist friends followed him, including painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, who designed and built his estate, the Oaks, in the area. The surrounding area became the center of the popular Cornish Art Colony

Vintage tractor photographs from the New England area by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased in a wide variety of frames from simple black museum type metal frames to hundreds of wooden frames as well as printed on paper, canvas, metal, wood and acrylic as well as matching products such as throw pillows and tote bags.

Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from - or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.
Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from – or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.

A nice large print of a vintage tractor with a cream colored mat and rustic barn wood framing looks great in a modern farmhouse decorated home as well as a stately office or hotel lobby.

 

Barnwood frames available
Barn wood frames available

Vintage tractor fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding can be ordered in all sorts of combinations of frames and mats.  Go big for a living room or go small for a guest bathroom.  You are only limited by your imagination on which frames you choose for your farmhouse look or go frame less for a more modern look with canvas prints, metal prints, wood prints or acrylic prints.

Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame
Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame

See all of the great vintage tractor and farming fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding in this portfolio – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Recently Sold On Fine Art America

Another look at which photographs and artwork are hot in February from the portfolio of Edward M. Fielding – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/

Old VW Bus Hand Towel
Old VW Bus Hand Towel

Sold a Hand Towel of Vw Bus Pop Art 5 to a buyer from Ny, NY.

Art Prints

A 6.625″ x 10.000″ print of Vince Lombardi On Perfection shipping to a buyer from Strongsville, OH.

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A greeting card of What Would Jimmy Buffett Do to a buyer from Tampa, FL.

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Recent sale of a box of greeting cards of Pug Dog Black And White to a buyer from Burlington, MA.

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A 30.000″ x 24.125″ print of After Pollock Black And White to a buyer from Glenwood Springs, CO.

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A greeting card of The Knack Of Flying to a buyer from Bellevue, WA.

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A greeting card of Wild Lady Slippers to a buyer from Columbia City, OR.

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Recent sale of a IPhone 6s Plus Case of Santa Dog Is Coming To Town to a buyer from Muncie, IN.

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A 24.000″ x 36.000″ print of Gates Of Brown University Providence Rhode Island to a buyer from Morton Grove, IL.

 

 

 

Monopoly Tee
Sold a Men’s T-Shirt (Regular Fit) – Black – Medium of Monopoly Original Patent Art Drawing T-shirt to a buyer from Hounslow, State/County – United Kingdom.  link

Recently sold a 36.000″ x 23.750″ metal print of Blue Ridge Mountians to a buyer from Mooresville, NC.

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