Friday, January 16, 2015

Typography Digital Downloads

For years now, many of my art pieces have been available online through several printing partners such as Fine Art America and Imagekind.  They do a fabulous job of displaying, printing, framing, and shipping my art world-wide.  And you can't beat the quality of their work and customer service.  I create the work and do the advertising. - they do everything else and  I make a little money off each print.  I have no complaints about these services and will continue to use them.  However, by the time everyone involved gets their piece of the pie for printing, fine art papers or canvas, glass and framing, and then you add in shipping  .... it can get a little pricey.  And of course, the bigger the art, the bigger the price, while the profit for the artist - me - remains pretty much the same.

So, I've discovered a new way to share some of my art and save my buyers some money in the process.  Digital Downloads via Etsy!

This is how Digital Downloads work:

  • Visit my Etsy shop.
  • Select the print you want.
  • Pay for it with a credit card.  (You do not have to have a PayPal account.)
  • Upon receipt of your payment, a high resolution jpeg and pdf file of the art will be sent to your email address.  "Instant" Digital Downloads are usually sent within 1/2 hour.  Other Digital Downloads are sent within 3 work days.  All the ones I have posted right now are "Instant."
  • Once you receive the file, you can print it anyway you like (as long as you don't violate my *copyright.)
Advantages for you:
  • You will save money. The downloads on this page range in price from $3 to $5.
  • No shipping cost!
  • Instant gratification in the case of the "instant" digital download.
  • You can print it on your inkjet printer at home, your local print/copy shop, or any place you have photos or canvas photos printed.  Using heat transfers on your inkjet printer, you can also print these images on pillows, tote bags, T-shirts and other fabrics.

So - I have re-opened my  Lee Owenby Etsy Shop with just a few digital downloads of typography. This is something of an experiment just to see how it goes.  I chose typography files because I love doing these.  If you are into typesetting or graphic arts, you might be able to create these yourself, but I have them priced so low - $3 to $5 - why not just buy them and save yourself some time?  These are high resolution, so you can print big.

So I hope you'll visit my shop.  I'd love to hear from you - your comments on digital downloads or something you would like to see as a digital download.

My Etsy Shop: 

My Copyright
© Lee Owenby 2014. All rights reserved. This digital file is for personal use only and may only be used by the purchaser. You may not share, sell or alter this digital file in any way. Goods made using this file may not be sold. There are no returns or refunds for this digital file.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Digital Downloads - Something A Little Different

I have re-opened my Etsy shop at and while I have big plans for the future (like my handmade jewelry and canvas paintings), for right now I'm going to focus on digital downloads or printable art for my typography.  Here's an example:

"So what's so good about digital downloads or printable art?" you ask.  

First of all - it saves you money.  The download price for the piece shown above (without the watermark) is only $5.00.  Shipping Cost ?  Zero, zip, nada, zilch. So read on.

What Do You Get?
An instant digital download of the image (minus the watermark).  Once you purchase and pay for the listing, both a JPEG file and a PDF file will be delivered almost instantly to the email address you provide. Simply click on the link to download the file and save it to your computer. 

Once you have the file on your computer, you can print it in a variety of ways.  The image size is 8 x 10, but the resolution is high enough to enlarge up to quadruple its size.  You can print it at home from your computer and printer, or you can take it to your local printer, or you can use any of the vast number of photo printing services on the internet.  Do an internet search for “photo prints” or “canvas photo prints”.  Yes, these images look great on canvas!  Printing from these images is just like having a photo printed.  It’s that easy!

You could have it printed on a coffee mug, tee shirt, pillow case, tote bag, mouse pad - whatever you like for your own personal use or as gifts.  You just can't market it, mass produce it or sell it because of my copyright.  "© Lee Owenby 2014. All rights reserved. This digital file is for personal use only and may only be used by the purchaser. You may not share, sell or alter this digital file in any way. Goods made using this file may not be sold. "

Like the art but don't want to print it yourself?  Please visit:
For pillow, totes, phone cases:  Lee Owenby at Red Bubble
For prints on fine art papers, canvas and frames:  Lee Owenby at Imagekind.   or Lee Owenby at Fine Art America.

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions or special requests!
Thank you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Art As Christmas Gifts

Hope you'll keep me in mind when shopping for Christmas gifts for that special person.   My fine art paintings and prints on archival paper and canvas are available online as well as here in my neighborhood.  My online galleries make shopping easy and will even ship your presents for you.

This year, I've added a new format for a few of my paintings as throw pillows, tote bags and phone cases at My Red Bubble Gallery.  Just click on your favorite image to see it as a throw pillow, etc.

I also have a large line of jewelry available at T.F. Rice & Co.  right here in Paris Landing.  I hand make each piece from a variety of materials.  Many are from recycled buttons, watercolor paper and old jewelry.  I've also started experimenting with clay.  Each piece is unique.

In Paris and Paris Landing Tennessee

Handmade Jewelry available at T.F. Rice & Co.

  • Merison's - Fine art paintings and prints.  Largest selection of prints of Jack's Pool Room
  • T.F. Rice & Co. - Largest selection of my handmade jewelry, original fine art paintings and prints.



Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Phone Cases at Red Bubble

Monday, October 13, 2014

Live In Paris? I've Got Your Sign!

Whether you live in Paris, France; Paris, Tennessee; Paris, Texas or Paris wherever - I've got your sign.  These are painted in acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.  They have 2 coats of Golden Polymer Varnish for UV protection and to make them easy to dust.  The sides are painted black.  They are ready to hang.  No frame necessary!

Paris 101214
Acrylic on 12" x 24" x 1.75" gallery wrapped canvas

Paris 101314
Acrylic on 8" x 24" x .75" gallery wrapped canvas.
Don't like these colors?  And you don't dream of Paris?  These are also available by commission with your choice of words and colors. No two signs are alike.    Contact me by email if you are interested in a commission for a sign or any other work.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Busy, Busy

Busy matting and restocking prints.  Yes!  I cut my own mats!  Thanks to everyone who purchased art during my September sale at T.F. Rice & Company.

Busy teaching painting classes.  This one was lots of fun.

So was this one.

Everyone seems happy!!!!!  We've gotten behind on our painting class schedule due to some family health problems, so please bear with us.

Making more jewelry.  These are clay.  Something different!

And trying to find some time to paint!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Something Different

In addition to prints on fine art papers or canvas, some of my artwork is now available on pillows and tote bags.  I'm really excited about this because it gives folks a different way to collect and display my art.  So if you've been wanting a print of my "Red Poppies on Blue" but just couldn't find the right wall for it, now you can put it on your couch or favorite chair.
Red Poppies On Blue

The pillows:  are super soft 100% spun polyester.  Some of them come in 3 sizes - 15”, 18” or 20” square.  They have a concealed zipper so you can easily remove the cover for cleaning.  And you can purchase just the pillow cover or the cover with the 100% recycled polyester fibre insert.  My art work is printed on both sides.

Dragonfly on Orange

The tote bags:  My art is printed on both sides.  Three square sizes available: 13", 16", 18".  1" wide, super strong cotton shoulder strap (14" length)  Soft yet hard-wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric.  Capable of carrying a potentially infinite amount of exciting things.  Care Instructions: Dry or Spot Clean Only

Birds On Wires
Peacock Love

Did I mention iphone and ipads cases also!

So far, I only have six  items listed.  You'll have to check them out here and let me know which one you like best.   Look down the left side of that page for different products.  If you would like to see a particular piece of my art on a tote bag or pillow, just let me know and I will work up a sample.

These are only available on the internet and at my gift shop here:

Hope you love this idea as much as I do!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Personalized Art

For those of you who like the art we have for our canvas painting classes at T.F. Rice & Co.  - but  are not into painting ... all these images are also available as ready to purchase art.  Just check in the store.

We also have personalized art which you can order.

We had a lot of inquiries about the "Scare Crow" canvas we painted the other day.  This is a subject for one of our canvas painting classes.  You can come to class, paint and personalize it for $30, or we can paint it for you on a 12" x 16" canvas, personalize it, put a coat of varnish on it, and add a wire hanger to the back for $42. The edges will also be painted, so no frame is necessary.

Also available for personalization is this Sunflower & Pumpkin on a 10" x 20" canvas, also for $42.

These are painted and signed by me, Lee Owenby, and no two are exactly alike.   A deposit is required, since once the canvas is varnished it can not be painted over.  I will email a photo of the finished painting for your approval before varnishing, if requested.  They are available only at T.F. Rice & Co.  Contact Cindy Rice to order yours.