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Images from the Navy Art Collection will soon be on the set of the hit TV show, NCIS, starring Mark Harmon. The reproductions are the works of Navy Artist Morgan Ian Wilbur. In addition to “Steam for Speed“ (shown here), “USS Cornado Rides A Sparkling Sea”, “Naval Air Over Korea” and “Turnin’ & Burnin’” were also selected. The episode will be taped from March 7th through March 18th. Watch for them in the upcoming season.  View over 6000 images from the collection at RequestAPrint.

“HOLLYWOOD LEATHERNECKS” : MOVIE POSTERS INSPIRED BY MARINES

“A major exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, that provides a glimpse into how the US Marines have been portrayed in American movies from the 1920’s to today.  From 1918 “The Unbeliever” to “Guadalcanal Diary”, “Heartbreak Ridge” and “A Few Good Men”.  Visitors trace Hollywood’s version of Marine Corps History.”

The exhibition features more than 30 posters photographed, restored, printed and framed by Rudinec & Associates.

High Resolution

Resolution is defined as pixels per inch (ppi) or more commonly, dots per inch (dpi). You can state the resolution in one of two ways, the dots per inch and the number of inches (300 dpi at 10 in.) or the actual pixel dimensions (3000 pixels by 2400 pixels – the size of a 10 x 8 print at 300 dpi). As a rule of thumb, images when sized to their printed or displayed dimensions would be at 72 dpi for use on the web, 150 dpi for ink jet printers, and 300 dpi for commercial printing. Supplying images at a resolution slightly higher than what is required is a good thing, and images at a lower resolution will need to be “bumped up” degrading the quality, Photography should be done at the highest camera resolution and the original file saved and backed up. Never modify the original file. Make a copy to edit and size.

Image Credit: http://www.tatge.biz/working-with-images-hi-res-vs-lo-res/

Monica Allen-Perin: Individual Artist

Monica Allen Perin, a painter from her youth, began her fine art studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. She subsequently obtained a Masters degree in the decorative arts (Museum Studies) at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and consecrated her theses to the garden frescoes found in and around Pompeii.

Teaching art history with the University of Maryland she continued to teach studio art and paint watercolors of the Italian country and seaside.

Following a move with her French husband to the South of France in 1998 she expanded her repertoire to include ‘buon fresco’ painting on fresh lime plaster in the manner of the Renaissance, and is currently involved in an important project to add fresco work to the façade of the parish church in Le Pradet, France.

Monica is also a US Navy artist attached to the Naval Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C. As a ‘combat’ artist she has passed numerous weeks in ex-Yugoslavia and more recently with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean documenting daily life in an operational capacity on board an aircraft carrier or logistics support with a forward deployed unit. Monica has exhibited her watercolors in Italy, the US and in France, in particular in Marseille, Toulon (awarded best in show for watercolors at the Salon des beaux-arts 2002), and most recently in Cannes where she was awarded the silver medal at the salon international des arts and culture.

Monica teaches watercolor painting and fresco from her studio in France.

To see Monica’s work available for reproduction purchase click here