Cards are not just for Christmas, but …

… I now have several packs of cards available that would be suitable for that purpose (you just need to add your own seasonal greeting).

There is a set of A6 cards, consisting of 15 scenes of St Monans in the snow – including pictures of the Auld Kirk, the Windmill, the harbour area, Braehead and the Plerick, and the burn and bridge (with the kirk in the background). You can see all the designs here. The set of 15 cards costs £10.

And SPECIAL DECEMBER OFFER – 20 cards for £10, printed to order with a selection of any of the A6 designs
(minimum 5 cards per design)

The two most popular cards are also available in packs of five cards.

   

Together with a third pack that consists of five photographs of robins, the packs are £4 each / £7 for two packs / £10 for three packs. Note that the website watermark is not present on the printed card designs.

There is also a set of six square cards featuring sections of the horizontally compressed panoramic view of whole of St Monans covered in snow (full panorama available only as a four foot long canvas print). This and similar sets featuring terns in flight (Tern Time) and puffins with fish (Puffishing). which also contain six square cards, cost £5.

There’s snow business

There’s no business like snow business like no business I know
Everything about it is appealing …

This year, for the first time in nearly a decade, we had a heavy snow in St Monans. The snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even. So I have a whole new batch of photos of St Monans covered in a blanket of the powdery frozen white stuff.

Here are a dozen photos from 2018 that I am making available as A4 prints and A6 cards.

As noted on previous posts, the web address is only added to online graphics and is not present on cards or prints,

( P.S. … apologies to Irving Berlin )

Pricing:

  • Cards are £1 each, or with another three designs (see below), as a set of 15 printed cards for £10.
  • Bulk orders of the same design are available on request.
  • Images are also available as high quality glossy prints mounted on cards (£2 each or three for £5):
    and as mounted prints (9″x6″ print in A4 mount, £10; A4 print in A3 mount, £15)

The three additional designs from previous years are:

  

 

Puffishing

Well, that was a busy weekend … thank you, everyone who dropped in to the Open House to view my prints and cards – which was over two hundred and seventy people, looking at and chatting with me about the large canvas prints on display, as well as the smaller mounted prints and cards that were available to browse.

There were a few new prints and card designs on show, and I’ll be updating the website this month to include them – starting with two new sets of cards which, like the tern pictures that were launched a few months ago, consist of six different designs printed on square cards, available at £1 each or £5 for the set of six.

The two new sets are “Puffishing”: puffins hanging out on the Isle of May this summer … with their catches of fish hanging out of their beaks ; and “St Monans in the snow”, whose cards show different sections of the panorama of the same name that is available to buy on a large 120 x 30cm canvas.

You can view all three sets on the cards page.

St Monans in Mono

St Monans in the Snow (monochrome)

I’m always happy to consider bespoke requests, whether for a print from a photo on the blog, or a particular size, mount, frame, material, or as here, a request for a black and white version of the first Imagenic offering, the 120cm x 30cm canvas print of St Monans in the Snow.

This could have been done by using a straight greyscale conversion, but it was intended for display in a room which already has a black and white drawing, so I decided to prepare several versions using different styles of rendering the shading in black and white, including ones that resembled ink and pencil sketches and line drawings. I’m pleased to say that we agreed that one of the sketch styles was best, since it gave a good range of shades will retaining detail. You can’t see that detail in the picture above, as its scale is reduced 1:10, but to show you what it looks like at full resolution, here is a section of the picture.

cropped area of St Monans in the Snow in monochrome

 

Christmas is coming …

Since setting up as a business, I’ve sold a few prints and the cards are now selling well. Maybe you are thinking about ordering a print for Christmas, or would like a few seasonal cards of St Monans in the Snow, robins and other wildlife?

If so, please note that I don’t yet carry a big stock. I have a handful of prints to let people see what photos look like on canvas or aluminium, and I can print smaller glossy photos, but if I need to order prints, that takes a few days, and it may take longer as Christmas approaches. Likewise, I have a few hundred cards, but if I get big orders, it will take a few days to restock.

So if you are thinking about ordering prints or cards, please let me know sooner rather than later … thanks.