Liz Zorn Prints

In The Studio

Had my first REAL week in the new studio... Made some progress on the pieces in progress and painted over three large canvases. Art is funny... one day you are going in a particular direction and the next not so much. Best to work fast so as to finish things before the mood shift or mind change. Not a biggie.. more of a color change of direction than anything else. Layering can be tricky, building up color from dark to light works to the advantage and I was getting a wee bit on the dark side..

Continuing with these little landscapes. This one in progress 12x12 on canvas. and five more in various stages of completion.

Vignette: in progress acrylic on canvas Liz Zorn

Vignette: in progress acrylic on canvas Liz Zorn

PRINTS  - Until I am able to set up my print station in the new studio I am still using my sun room for digital work. It will be nice when I have everything in one place. Particularly since my space in the sun room is limited. I tested another paper yesterday an 100% cotton rag velvet paper. I am not sure this is the best choice for these prints, I like the softness of the paper and how the ink is absorbed, but I also think for this work that it needs to have more of an edge. Once I have decided on my paper I will put some of these online as signed and dated prints. You can already purchase some of them from my Digital Arts page, but they are not hand dated by me and are not signed. You have more choices though as I will only be offering one size to start.

Impress Me : Detail from original painting, 13x19 digital print Liz Zorn

Impress Me : Detail from original painting, 13x19 digital print Liz Zorn


Digital World

As I am in the middle of setting up my new art studio I am also trying to tie up some lose ends online. I signed on for another year with Fine Art America the print on demand company who creates fine art prints and various items from original art. Eventually I will be set up again with the printers do do it all myself. At the moment I am able to create a nice archival print on paper, but would like to have more versatility in the future. I have added links to my FAA portfolio "Print on Demand"  and created a page where you can get a digital giclee print based on some originals direct from me, signed and dated.

I am hesitant to offer exact duplicates of originals because I feel that the person who buys the original should have an original that has not been made into prints. This is a personal view on my part. How others choose to handle their work is up to them.

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Only a few of the originals are suitable for digital enhancement or detail enhancement, and not everything created will be available as a print. It is purely an aesthetic choice made by me as I apply filters and make changes to the image. Often I will start working on an image that just doesn't evolve in a way that is pleasing to my eye, so I will just move on to the next one. All of the images however are created from a photograph of the original work of art so there are no copyright issues, I own the rights to all of the imagery.

With the print on demand service there are several options including gallery wrap canvas, traditional prints, prints on metal, note cards and new to the site a smart phone case. I am going to get one of the phone cases as soon as I get my iphone upgrade.

The images are more vivid and detailed than the original paintings. This is particularly advantageous for smaller works behind glass. They have a nice visual pop that makes them a focal point in a room. They will not get lost in the surroundings.  Due to the originals being smaller works, I choose not to make available large prints. I like to keep them more in line with the original composition.

The original paintings are created to be viewed from a slight distance and these prints are no different. Up close they are very bold, but from a distance the perspective is clear and the lines all fall into place.

Fine Art Prints

I have added two of the detail prints from original artwork to the website. they are available unframed and unmatted. They will be rolled in archival barrier paper and shipped in a tube. I have had a request for matted and framed pricing and I am working on it now. I will be dropping some off to be matted tomorrow, hopefully.  I am going to try and keep it to standard sizes so I can offer a selection of framing options, if I offer them at all.

Why Details - I chose to capture some of the more interesting details from my paintings and enhance them digitally to create new works. These of course can only be offered as prints, and the original stays as is a one of a kind piece. I do have some prints available on another website but will be phasing this out with the end of the contract year.  In the future the only prints available will come from details of original works. They will all be made to order, dated and signed.

There has always been a squirmy comfort level with creating multiple prints from original paintings. I get that photographers do this as a standard practice, but painters have traditionally been put off by this process. At least the painters I have known over the years. People who make a living off their original art.  It isn't a good or bad thing that leads to a particular judgement on my part. I understand the reasoning behind both approaches to the situation. Two of my favorite pieces in the world are prints of the Metamorphosis Series created by my friend, the late painter January Knoop. I have these in my bedroom and look at them every single day. I have looked at them every single day for at least twenty years. I do not know if her family and or Estate are still selling these prints but they are well worth looking into.


The prints that I now have available are an enhanced detail from "Plenty" and one from "Lizzies Dream"

Plenty - Detail

Plenty - Detail


Lizzies Dream - Detail

Lizzies Dream - Detail