I’ve been encountering a lot of confusion lately regarding what exactly to do with the Pixels.com landing page, so I thought maybe this morning I would write a little how to blog for purchasing my art there.
Most of you probably just see the announcement and preview when I post a picture, and may not even be aware that the image is for sale! I can tell that because I get a lot of likes and comments on Facebook but don’t see the corresponding visit on the Pixels.com visitor log. Furthermore, the preview shown on Facebook and Twitter has usually cropped the picture extensively so that viewers are not even getting to see the entire picture.
When you see one of my images appear on Facebook, please click on it to bring up the entire image. That will display a larger and much clearer high quality view of the scene, such as this picture of a herd of deer. On the right side are purchase options, which include various print surfaces with many size options, and novelty items that can be selected. Prints are available on canvas, acrylic and metal museum quality materials. The canvas prints are printed onto “premium canvases and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars (gallery wrap) or 5/8″ x 5/8″ stretcher bars (museum wrap)”.
Metal prints are “printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16″ thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4″ thick wooden frame which is attached to the back (see below). The high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.”.
Acrylic prints are similar to metal prints and are “printed directly onto the back of a 1/4″ thick sheet of clear acrylic. The high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors of any image”.
Framed prints are also available and the site will help you select and visualize a frame for the picture you are interested in and you can also purchase a print and have it shipped in a tube if you want to select your own frame or backing.
Beautiful customized greeting cards are available as well and make for wonderful holiday cards. I have many amazing Colorado mountain winter and wildlife images that are perfect for Christmas cards and many other occasions. Why turn your money over to an international corporation and some fat cat CEO when you can purchase from a local artist? Cards are available individually and as a set.
From an image announcement on Facebook or Twitter, you can also navigate to the main landing page on the site by simply clicking the artist profile button at the bottom of the picture preview. Once on the main site you can select the images or galleries buttons. The images display shows all the individual images starting with recently added art while the gallery option shows the images in groups to help you go directly to the type of art you are looking for, such as Wildlife, or Sports.
Also available for purchase are many novelty items, including phone cases, shower curtains, pillow cases, t-shirts, handbags, duvet cases and more. Once again, when you are getting ready to go down to the local large corporation to purchase art for your home or office, I urge you to instead shop locally to help out a local artist instead of an international corporation and rich CEO.