Media Details: Roy Kerckhoffs

Roy Kerckhoffs transforms his black and white photo prints by hand painting color back in with specialty photo oils.  

Roy creates each finished work of art from start to finish in his Carlsbad studio- from capturing the image, editing, printing, hand coloring, framing- he is as much an artist as a craftsman.  

Each work of art is intended to last a lifetime with proper care.

Media Options Explained: 

    • Canvas with Barnwood Float Frame
      • Black and white print on Fine Art Photo Paper, hand colored with acrylics
      • Framed in handmade reclaimed barnwood
      • Float frame creates space around canvas so artwork appears to "float" within frame 
      • Frame adds approximately 1" to each side of artwork
      • Ready to hang
      • Also available as a Limited Edition prints of the hand colored originals

    Overall Look & Feel.  Canvas can give photographic prints the overall feeling of a painting, which compliments Roy's hybrid hand colored photographic prints wonderfully.  The narrow barnwood float frame adds just a touch of beachy/rustic.  Added benefit of canvas- it is naturally anti-glare.

    • Fine Art Photo Paper with Barnwood Frame
      • Black and white print on Fine Art Photo Paper, hand colored with photo oils
      • Framed in handmade reclaimed Barnwood
      • Frame adds approximately 2.5-3.5" to each side of artwork
      • Ready to hang
      • Also available as a Limited Edition prints of the hand colored originals

    Overall Look & Feel.  Fine art photo paper is a luminous and versatile medium that never goes out of style.  The classic barn wood frame adds an element of warmth and character to the overall piece.

     

    Care & Handling:

    Placement:  As with all Fine Art Prints, avoid hanging artwork in direct sunlight to avoid premature fading.  Avoid rooms with high humidity.

    Lighting:  The quality of the printing gives each piece the potential to have a glowing, luminous look when properly lit.  We highly recommend adding spotlight or track lighting directed at the artwork.  

    Cleaning Tips:  For framed and Acrylic pieces, use fresh water to dampen a (new) microfiber cloth and gently clean.  For canvas pieces, use a dry (new) microfiber cloth.  Never use chemical solutions. 

    Hanging Art:  Click here for our comprehensive Art Hanging Guide

     

    A Note About the Final Product:  

    Please note that computer screens are backlit and each is color calibrated slightly differently.  Additionally, the final printed image takes on the selected media's characteristics.  

    Acrylic facemounts will have a similar vibrancy to what you see on your computer screen, whereas canvas and cotton rag paper prints will have a slightly subdued and softer overall look. The photographers we work with use only the top quality print labs, inks and media, and the final products are upheld to their individual standards.