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Do You Have a Photo of Santorini?

Santorini Greece in the Cyclades, Aegean, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world.

I Can Turn Your Photo into a Painting on Canvas.

  • Oh… it doesn’t have to be Santorini.
  • It can be anywhere in the world.
  • I’ll bring your memories to canvas.

Does Your Photo Look Like This?

Photo - Santorini

Original Photo - Santorini

The Commission – Using Their Photo

The reference photo : Canon PowerShot SD450  metadate:  jpeg f/8.0 1/500  180 ppi

This is HW’s photo and he wanted it printed on canvas. But…he wanted it to look less like a photo and more like a painting.

The commission was to do just that.

The process in 5 easy steps.

  1. Work digitally …Using photoshop
  2. Crop the photo to find an interesting composition
  3. Brighten, sharpen, intensify
  4. Airbrush paint out all small photographic details
  5. Airbrush paint in more interesting colors

Time … 3 hours. Project complete and ready to print.

The Completed Painting – Santorini

Printed 24″ x 20″ on glossy canvas – gallery wrapped.

Santorini - Painting - Jackie Jacobson

Santorini - Painting from Photo ©Jacobson

Here they are… before and after


Santorini Photo - Before and After

Santorini Photo - Before and After

Commission Me to turn Your Photo into a Painting

Contact me by email and let’s talk about it. Or… call 760.831.1190

Join Me in the Studio

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What to do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair.

I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

Tile and Glass Art Shops

Tile & Glass Art Shop Features Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

 Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

Meet the Artist – Jackie Medow-Jacobson

Artist Jackie Jacobson - Portrait

Jackie Medow-Jacobson • Self Portrait

About Glass Art Art

Jackie Medow-Jacobson Art Studio, in Palm SpringsCalifornia, is in the business of creating tile art.

What is tile art?

Simply, we fuse traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tiles and murals.

Now, you can get full-color works of art on ceramic tiles.

Create a memorable focal point for any residential or commercial space with our accent tiles or tile art murals.

The beauty of tile art will blend seamlessly with any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Our tile murals and accent tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplash, kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, or shower tiles. And don’t forget the swimming pool!

About Glass Cutting Boards and Tiles

Jackie Medow-Jacobson Art Studios, in Palm Springs, California,has added  glass cutting boards and serving trays. What is glass art? Simply, we fuse traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tempered glass cutting boards and tempered glass tiles.

These glass cutting boards are not only functional art for your kitchen, but an accent art piece that can make the whole room.
This is no ordinary glass cutting board. This is a piece of art. We have customers who take these boards and frame them, that’s how rich and vibrant the colors are. Textured, tempered glass, available in  three sizes.
Add style and panache to your kitchen counter-top or bar area with our unique tempered glass cutting boards! Too artistic to hide in a drawer, just leave these glass cutting boards out for beauty and convenience.
 

 

 

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21 Facts About Selling Art at a Street Fair

 
Teastain Collectionin Street Fair booth

Teastain Collection in Street Fair booth

 
 
  The rain event day
  1. You awake at 3:00 AM and check the weather channel online. Hourly forecast 6 AM – 2 PM cloudy, precipitation 0%. Today is a go!
  2. Arrive at fair 5:30 AM. Everyone is sitting in their vehicles, engines running because of the cold, waiting for the drizzle to stop. The drizzle becomes rain and more waiting. It is now 7 AM, the street fair is open, no one is setup and it is still raining.
  3. The wind becomes the second factor and all vendors become weather forecasters. Fingers in air, wind directions calculated and still…no tents setup.
  4. 9 AM. All clear and everyone begins setting up. Gloves, sheepskin boots, long underwear, and we are in the desert, freezing and working outdoors. (It’s hard to remember those summer days when it is 110°-120°)
  5. 10 AM and dear friend, the rocket scientist who works on the weather satellite, shows up at the booth.
  6. My greeting and question for the scientist, “If the weather channel says 0% precipitation, why was it raining for 2 hours this morning? “  
  7. His answer, “remember the data is approximately 6-7 hours behind real time.”

The wind event day

  1. Mid-day, early November and 40 MPH gust blows through the street fair.
  2. Grab the tent and begin to pray that it doesn’t go airborne, even though there are 440 pounds of metal grid attached to the canopy.
  3. A canopy from someone’s booth lands in the street in front of our space.
  4. Finally the wind is calm, and the canopy in the back of our space is missing.
  5. Oh yes, that windblown canopy lying in the street was ours; it took to the air, flew over our main canopies, hit a visitor from Australia and landed on the ground. 

Bottom line about a being a street fair artist:

  1. It’s  hard work but much fun
  2. The community of vendors become family
  3. The returning customers are wonderful
  4. You have incredible stories to tell
  5. It’s fantastic exposure for your art
  6. You MUST disregard the weather channel
  7. Rain and wind are disastrous for artwork, jewelry and clothing
  8. Working outdoors is a huge gamble.
  9. If you’re a gambler it will work for you!

 

Have you worked at an outdoor fair? I’d love to hear your story.  If not, I’d really like to hear what you think of mine. Please share in the comment area.

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