A recent trend we have noticed here at BACP is the process of artists working back into their digital prints. Whether it be canvas or paper, reproductions or photography, many artists decide to take their prints to the next level by layering on pencil, ink, collage, or paint. We love the concept of digital printing as a step in the artistic process, so we asked a couple artists to share their process to help inspire your next mixed media masterpiece.
CANVAS MEDIA: Benjamin Arizmendi
Our canvas prints are designed with a wide range of uses in mind. We print on Satin or Matte canvas with archival inks and varnish with a water-base sealant that is safe to paint either Oil or Acrylics based media over. We offer the canvas print stand alone or mounted on gallery wraps. The gallery wraps are stretched over our high quality, in house custom made stretcher bars , so you can work back into them with confidence.
Over the last 6 months, BACP has worked with Benjamin Arizmendi, an artist here in Oakland, to print his photo and digital works on canvas gallery wraps. He finishes the prints with selective oil painting to make the work come alive. Here is what he has to say about his process: