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Two Heads Are Better Than None

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Two Heads Are Better Than None

Modern Primitive Art by Jeff Farr

Images are available in the following formats…

  • 12×18 Print on Paper
  • 12×18 Framed Print on Paper
  • 16×20 Digimat
  • 16×20 Digimat Framed Print on Paper
  • 24×36 Print on Paper
  • 24×36 Framed Print on Paper
  • 24×36 Canvas

Prints on Paper is the traditional print making media.  Properly cared for, paper can last for generations.

Our prints on paper are museum quality…

  • Archival
  • Acid Free
  • Thickness, 10.3 mil
  • Weight, 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
  • Opacity, 94%
  • ISO brightness, 104%

Canvas is hard to beat for big beautiful prints with a traditional fine art look and feel. And because there isn’t any need for “glazing” (glass or acrylic) in front of the image, glare is eliminated, or at least greatly reduced.

Our canvas prints are mounted on 1.5 inch deep hand-glued wood stretcher bars and ready-to-hang. The canvas is wrapped around the stretcher bars in “gallery wrap” fashion with edge printing appropriate to the image. It doesn’t require a frame, but you can add one if you like.

Canvas prints are sprayed with a matte UV, water, and scratch-resistant coating. This enhances the look of the print and creates a highly durable print that can stay vibrant for lifetime of enjoyment.

  • Acid-free, PH neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 g/m²
  • Mounting brackets included – centered on frame
  • Hand glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • 1.5″ deep


Your budget and display space, of course, will factor large in your choice, but one story comes to mind. It’s from a TV sales person who told me “no one has ever complained that their TV was too big.” I suppose that applies somewhat to artwork, too, and the larger sizes are really the best value. You get “the most image for your buck.”

Here is a  chart to give you a feel for the relative sizes of prints…


We use a matte surface for both the paper and canvas prints. Matte prints have a relaxed look, give “depth” to the image and have little or no problems with glare. Matte surface prints are widely used in Museums and Galleries for it’s it high quality “artful” look.

Special Editions with Digital Mat (Digimat)

The digital matted prints on paper are among my favorite versions and a best value.

I think you will be surprised at how good and authentic these mats look! Even up close it’s hard to tell that it’s not a “real” mat.

These special additions also feature a digital signature by the artist, and if appropriate to the image, a title just under the lower left part of the main image.

Digital mats on the Modern Primitive are grey, mats on the photographic images may vary according to the image.

The digitally matted prints look great as is, but adding a frame is easy and will enhance the look.

Since 16×20 is a standard size, you can find pro quality, inexpensive, “ready made” frames at craft stores, art supply stores, and many places online. And since you won’t need a mat, you’ll save money there, too.

Important… it’s not possible ensure exact color accuracy with today’s web technology. That said, most of the images you see here will be close to the actual print when viewed on a decent monitor or tablet, however, we can’t guarantee an exact match!

We currently ship to the United States and Europe. Shipping costs will be added to your cart based on location.

Since many of our products are created “on demand,” please allow a few days for your order to be processed and shipped.