Artist Cydette Knoop Releases New Race Track Painting Series

Heart and Soul. ©2011 Cydette Knoop. Fine art copywork and reproduction by Ken Doo; Phase IQ180, Phase 150mm D.

Laguna Beach, California artist Cydette Knoop is releasing a series of new paintings based on famous race tracks throughout the world.  I recently met Cydette Knoop and her husband, Rick Knoop, a professional race car driver, here in Carmel, where I was able to view Cydette’s first release in this series, Heart and Soul, based on the famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.  Cydette is a very talented artist with a wide body of work.  Her studio is located in Laguna Beach.  You can see more of her work at her website,  Cydette and Rick approached me to do the copywork on Heart and Soul and produce giclee canvas fine art reproductions for this series—Cydette apparently having sold Heart and Soul barely before the oils had time to set!  I photographed the original 36″ x 48″ oil painting at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel, CA using a Phase One 645DF medium format camera and Phase One IQ180 medium format digital back.  I knew that the IQ180 would provide ample resolution and the quality digital output that would meet Cydette’s requirements.

24×32 Canvas placed inside custom floater frame for effect (not mounted)

 I processed the image with C1 Pro 6 to output a 16 bit color TIFF into Adobe Photoshop CS5, where I prepared a 24×32 mirrored gallery wrap.  I chose to use Breathing Color’s Lyve canvas, an exceptional archival canvas.  Photographic fine art and canvas prints are produced on a pigmented printer with custom icc color profiles generated by me in studio.  Each canvas print is HVLP sprayed for protection prior to stretching on bars.  Cydette plans on offering her paintings with an optional custom hardwood floater frame which adds a nice finished touch.  In the images shown, the canvas has not been mounted but simply placed into the floater frame for effect.  Canvas paintings can be easily removed from the floater frame and displayed as is.

Close-up view of floater frame. The image wrap remains visible. The custom wood floater frame is available in different finishes and is a popular option for canvas portraits.
For more information on Cydette Knoop’s popular paintings, contact the artist at her gallery in Laguna Beach at (949) 715-7946 or at her studio website, .  For more information on high resolution medium format digital photography, copywork and fine art reproduction, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel or at (831) 626-1844.

One Response to “Artist Cydette Knoop Releases New Race Track Painting Series”

  1. […] the famous Corkscrew, the setting for Cydette’s first oil painting in her racetrack series, Heart and Soul. Rick Knoop heads down the Corkscrew in the Knoop Mann Lister Special. ©2012 Ken Doo […]

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