sir, with you on this.


Figured this out long ago. All other digital artists do not take that extra step of rendering an original digital image into an actual painting on canvas.  From this "proof" it is rescanned and to keep authorship and edit because the opportunity presents itself, the digital scan is modified for best print edition results.  Thanks for reminding me that as technology advances, better resolution becomes achievable for printout.  However, because I have standardized my Paintouts to 16x20 (easier to store, easier to travel with, cheaper to produce), one limitation in giclee printout size is the giveaway magnification of the canvases' texture under the paint!  So size of enlargement is limited to the canvases' fabric weave, NOT the pixelation wiped clean by a painter's brush.  If I was brighter, I would have had the paintings rendered on smooth board, removing the "resolution" quality of cloth.  But, suckered into the traditions of the art market, I decided upon the more coveted collectible of "oil (not acrylic) and on canvas (not paper, board, glass, etc.).  Anyway, with today's technology, my 16x20 make great 30x40" prints as "Cyber-Paintings" canvas.  Some even hold up at 40x50, but it depends upon the image design and the thickness of the paint.
Don't forget you have a world of written resources by me for the draft at
I am happy you had a great and inspirational trip for the holidays and have a girlfriend!!!!! Can't wait to meet her.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lawrence Lovett
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: second pass draft

Rod, i did some research 
on the question of HIGHEST RESOLUTION
below is a summary of my findings.

The highest resolution is in the physical ORIGINAL, the "paintout"...  
a painted original contains the most information,
because it is pixel free.  
As you have stated.
Film copies or digital copies can now be made.
and your prints will have the highest resolution available today.
BUT,  both technologies will improve over time.  how will you
keep up with these improved methods?  
I talked to an employee at Chormaco in Honolulu about this issue.  
Here is the answer to that question.
Film copies can be very high resolution.
but even now, scanning can go higher than film.
the film copy has to be digitally scanned in
order to make your digital prints of various sizes...
so it works out that scanning can not be avoided.
therefore you are always dependent on the latest
scanning technologies.
GIven these facts, 
the answer to the resolution issue is as follows:

Keep the ORIGINAL"paintout" in a safe place, 
use photographic or scanning technology
to copy the ORIGINAL for the purpose of making prints.
as the scanners are improved by future technologies,
you can re-scan your ORIGINALS at even higher levels.
and make even better and bigger prints.
Therefore you will always be able to make prints of your ORIGINAL "paintouts" 
at the highest resolutions available today,  and in the future.

are you with me so far?