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NASHVILLE, TN - November 27, 2006 - Harness House Publishing announced today that its Fine Art Touch website ( now has hand-painted reproductions of famous art works available for purchase.

"We're really thrilled at the response the web site has had since we launched," said art historian and site operator Brenda Harness. "These hand-painted reproductions are something we've researched extensively to be sure that what we offer our patron is something they can be proud to own."

After a patron places an order, Fine Art Touch commissions individual international artists to execute a hand-painted reproduction to suit the patron's request. The entire process from start to finish takes from three to eight weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the work and environmental conditions which affect the drying process.

"Our artists use traditional methods, and the hardest part of this endeavor is to make the patron understand that with the oil painting process, it takes time to achieve a quality product," said Mrs. Harness.

Upon completion, the hand-painted reproduction is rolled, packaged, and sent to the patron in a sturdy mailing tube.

Every hand-painted oil reproduction is done by an experienced artist. No printing or digital imaging techniques are used. All reproduction oil paintings are hand painted in the traditional way, by real artists who begin with a blank canvas and step by step create a beautiful hand painted oil reproduction.

Available hand-painted reproductions include works by Raphael Sanzio, Titian, Sandro Botticelli, and Melozzo da Forli. Available sizes range from 12" x 16" all the way up to 48" x 72".

In addition to hand-painted reproductions of famous art works, patrons can also commission oil paintings of any image in any style in any size.


About Fine Art Touch
Fine Art Touch is an art history website which examines the phenomenon that was Italian Renaissance Art, featuring articles by art historian Brenda Harness.  Complex factors present in Italian culture prior to, during, and shortly after the Renaissance are examined through the lives and works of historically prominent artists and events of the time. Fine Art Touch is continuously updated with articles and news related to Italian Renaissance art. Summaries of other art-related news items from around the world can be found in a feature called "Other News in Art". Other areas on the site include a glossary of art terms, and recommended reading.

About Brenda Harness
Brenda Harness received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Columbus University, Columbus, Georgia. She subsequently moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her family to accept a scholarship to Vanderbilt University Graduate School, where she received a Master’s Degree in Art History with an emphasis in Italian Renaissance Art.

As an art historian and former teacher, she has lectured in the university system and taught art K-12 in the public school system. She has a life-long interest in fine art, and she is a practicing artist. Her watercolor paintings and drawings can be found in private collections. Currently, she writes about a variety of topics pertaining to art and art history.

About Harness House Publishing
Harness House Publishing also publishes art prints of historical Middle Tennessee sites, including The Hermitage, Belmont Mansion and others.

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