Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints Is Awesome!

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I took this photo a couple of years ago when Kman and I were traveling around Taos, New Mexico. It is the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos. The village of Ranchos de Taos was settled by the Spanish in 1716. "The Ranchos Church," San Francisco de Asis, was completed in 1815 - a great example of Franciscan Old World architecture.

The church has been the inspiration for many photographers and artists; some of you may recognize it as the subject of a Georgia O'Keefe painting.

Brendan, a very nice gentleman who represents Easy Canvas Prints, offered to transfer one of my favorite photographs to an 10 x 8 canvas so that I could evaluate their services. He also very patiently looked at my five or six photos and helped me choose among them.  His expertise was terrific.

The hardest part of the whole process was choosing which photo to have mounted. The actual ordering was a piece of cake. The website makes it very user friendly, and you have an option of wrapped edges; mine is the "mirrored" wrap. You can also choose a solid color, or a simple continuance wrap around of the image. Depth of the edge is also a choice, my preference was the deeper edge of 1.5" instead of the 0.75". And as you can see, there is a little difference in the shade of the adobe on the church - I actually made the colors of both the adobe and the blue New Mexico sky a little stronger using Google's Picasa as I wanted a bold statement of color.

There are all sorts of customizations, depending on the look you desire. Easy Canvas Prints also has a cool feature called the "Idea Gallery" to give you additional inspiration for your design. I ordered my print to canvas on July the 21st, and I received my framed canvas today. Easy, indeed!

Here's the finished product:


And here's where it is currently on display in our den. I am working on a wall collection that will showcase this beauty properly.  Thanks Easy Canvas Prints and Brendan!

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Over on my sidebar, underneath the "BRANDINGS" heading is a button link to their website.  Tell 'em Pattie sent ya *smile*!


joared said...

Great photo! Reminded me of a long ago Taos trip and an anxiety producing experience we had driving through one of the little communities in the surrounding countryside.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Anxiety in Taos? Impossible!


Anonymous said...

Lovely, Lovely, Pattie. I am not sure what you wound up with, though. Can you hang it on your wall?
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Cowtown Pattie said...

Yes, it has the necessary hardware on the back for a wall mount if you wish.