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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 24th, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all my friends on Fine Art America, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stay Safe,
Barry

The Allure of Miniature Fine Art

September 23rd, 2015

The Allure of Miniature Fine Art

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Barry

Making Memories

August 2nd, 2015

Making Memories

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Barry

Check Out My Newest Work

July 24th, 2015

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New Images Now Available

April 4th, 2015

New Images Now Available

















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Please stop by my website and check out all available images.

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Check Out These New Images

February 27th, 2015

Check Out These New Images

Stop by my website and check out all of my images. The images below are a small sampling of recently posted images.















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Art And Photography Is My Job, This Is My Hobby.

February 22nd, 2015

Art And Photography Is My Job, This Is My Hobby.

I am a full-time Visual Artist, but like most people I have hobbies outside of my work. As I have gotten older, I realize the importance of keeping your mind and body active, but that process needs to also be fun. I enjoy flying RC Aircraft, both in real life and using a program called RealFlight that simulates a broad spectrum of different types of aircraft. Whether out flying my Helicopters and Quadcopters or sitting at the computer flying all of the RC Aircraft I would love to own. It is a fun hobby that anyone can do, regardless their age.

When I became a Senior Citizen, I noticed that many of the activities I had once enjoyed were no longer feasible, but this is one hobby I really enjoy. I decided to put a playlist of the various videos I have made both flying my camera equipped quads and screen captures from Realflight. If you are interested in a fun activity that keeps your mind and body active, you might want to try RC Flying.

Below you can click on the image and access my YouTube RC and RealFlight Play List. The videos start from the first and go through the entire Play List. I thought I would start out with a crash. I recently purchased a cheap quadcopter with an un-gimballed camera that I inadvertently crashed into a tree...well, you'll see.

I hope you enjoy watching these and please take the time to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

Thank You!


Photoshop Tutorial

February 6th, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial

If you would like to learn the basic Photoshop techniques for creating these types of images, click the following link for a tutorial: Go To Tutorial

Photoshop Tips and Tricks Using Textures, Blend Modes and Topaz Impressions

February 5th, 2015

In today’s world, Adobe Photoshop and other products used to enhance photography and works of art are an essential tool. Most of this powerful software has so many features, if you are a user, you are continuously amazed at the features you discover and the effects you can obtain. All visual artists are in reality entertainers, and these products allow you to put on a heck of a show.

The use of modern tools to enhance photography or produce traditional art without potential systemic effects from toxins in the medium has become a popular way to produce art and makes selling art simpler in our computerized world of online art sales. Rather than produce prints from a photograph of their work, artist can now create their work on a computer with the original being a digital file. Each person that buys the art is buying the original output of the artist. It is still a print, but print number one and print number five hundred will be essentially the same, with no loss of visual integrity.

This tutorial is basically an experimentation with some of the effects that can be obtained in Photoshop using layers, blend modes, textures and Topaz Impressions. I hope you enjoy and the information is helpful.

Note: This article is intended to discuss modern methods of enhancing photography and creating digital paintings and art. I was and still am a traditional artist, often using paints and brushes to produce my work. I applaud the talents of all artist regardless their choice of mediums. This article’s focus is on a specific artform and the tools that might assist artist using them or wanting to try their hand at digital art as a medium.

Turn Historical and Personal PDF Documents into Art in Photoshop

February 5th, 2015

Recently, some of my photography and art friends that use Photoshop have asked how to take PDF Files and turn them into Wall Art. Many of the public domain historical documents such as patents are available, but only in PDF, not Jpeg or Tiff. PDFs and Photoshop often do not play nice together, but they can be brought into photoshop, copied and pasted into a new document as a layer. This video gives the rather simple step by step process to make this happen.

Art from the Heart - Valentine Discount

February 1st, 2015

Art from the Heart - Valentine Discount

Valentine’s Day is that special time when you get to tell that special someone how much you care. One of the best ways to do that is with art. Art can provide the person you love with a lifetime of joy and each time they look at it, it will be you they are thinking about.

I know that Valentine’s Day comes shortly after the expense of Christmas and during the middle of Income Tax Season. As a result, I am slashing the prices of my artwork in half. All you have to do to receive a 50% discount on any of my published works on Fine Art America or my host Website http://barry-jones.artistwebsites.com is to use the following code at CHECKOUT:

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This code applies to my portion of the price. Since all orders are carefully fulfilled by Fine Art America/Pixels.com I cannot offer a discount for their portion of the price, which includes printing and accessories. Regardless, this is an exceptional discount and applies to all of my art including Patent Prints. Please take a few minutes to browse my galleries. Out of the more than 1400 Prints available you are sure to find just the right Item for that special person.

The Restoration of History

January 30th, 2015

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As most of you know, for the past few months I have worked diligently at restoring Old Patent Images. This is a tedious process since most of the PDF files in the Public Domain are spotted and ink splattered. To make these historical documents and their images aesthetically pleasing, each image is retouched and placed on various custom backgrounds for wall display. The images are available in sizes up to 45 inches by 60 inches in a variety of finishes, including canvas, framed and matted, metal, acrylic, greeting cards and throw pillows. I am steadily working on restoring more and those will become available as time goes on. Below is a recent YouTube video I prepared to give you an idea of the nostalgic beauty intrinsic to these historical works of art by talented inventors who have contributed to the creation of the world we know. Visit My Website

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November 17th, 2014

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Fall is in the Air

October 29th, 2014

The temperature is dropping, the days are crisp and clean, leaves are changing to their fall colors and it is a landscape photographers dream time. As a visual artist, I always love Fall. During the Autumn months, I spend much of my time driving the countryside looking for interesting shots or subjects for paintings. I thought I would share with you some of my recent works and hope that you will visit my website to check out my work and galleries. BTW, Boo, afterall, Friday is Halloween!

Thanks for looking,
Barry

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Holiday Discount-Coupon Code-CAAHRN

October 27th, 2014

Until January 1, 2015, if you use the coupon code above at checkout, you will receive 25% off of my Image price on ALL of my images through Fine Art America. This discount applies only to the artist's portion of the pricing and does not discount fees and accessories applied by Fine Art America.

Use this code to receive discount: CAAHRN

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Recent works

October 15th, 2014

Recent works

This is a video slide show of some of my recent works. Hope you enjoy!

Capturing Moments

October 12th, 2014

Capturing Moments

This is a video slide show of some of my coastal photography and art. I have thrown in a couple of mountain scenes for balance. I sincerely hope you like this and please visit my website and my Art Site.

Visual Art Perceptions

October 12th, 2014

Visual Art Perceptions

Using the High Pass Filter to Sharpen Images

Have you seen a sharp, clear photo taken by a high-end lens and thought how much better your photography would be with one of those. Well, believe me, I do love L Series Lenses for my Canon, but the fact is, rather than spending five or six times the price for a higher end lens, you can get a similar effect in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements that will sharpen your images well enough until you save for that special lens.