Lana Picciano is a fine artist, an abstract painter. She contacted me last fall, actually asking if I could just make some (significant) changes to her existing website, which was a static site built by hand–fairly simple and clean, but problematic when it came to making updates, or even changes. She was happy with the look, which was intentionally minimal so that the focus was on her art, not on her website. We discussed her options and future needs and determined that instead of making incremental changes to the current site, she would be much better served by setting up a custom WordPress site. (click “continue reading” for the rest of the post)
We kept the general feel of the old site, but freshened it up here and there. We incorporated custom fonts and added some pizzazz to her portfolio page with lightbox (overlay) functionality–understandably, Lana’s portfolio was the most important element of the site to her. Also, at the time, Lana wasn’t sure she wanted to have a blog, but recently decided that she would actually like to try it. With WordPress, all it took was adding the new news page to her menu and she was up and running–just one more thing to love about WordPress!
Another win, both for me as someone who likes Lana’s work, and for Lana who is exploring new ways of sharing it, is that she is now offering giclee prints of select artwork. What’s a giclee? I had to look it up, too:
The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
You can find out more about purchasing a giclee of Lana’s painting A Sunny Day on her site, but you’ll be in line behind me.