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Sunday, January 24, 2010

I have added the painting above, Date Palm I,  to my list of available giclee prints, so I now offer 24 prints of original paintings.   At this time, all of my giclee prints are derived from watercolor paintings and have previously been printed on paper, however I have also added the option of printing on canvas.  With canvas, the work is stretched over bars and thus removes the need for frame and glass.  The work can easily and effectively be increased in size with retention of color, line, and quality....this is exciting stuff!  Large walls that are begging for art work, homeowners with a smaller budget, can now have beautiful, quality art at very reasonable prices.  Just this month I shipped three canvas giclee prints to a home in Southern California where they are displayed on a very tall, open wall above a staircase.  To give you an idea of size, this giclee of Date Palm I is 60" x 44".  The other two prints are 70.5" x 44".

Photos of my available giclee prints can be seen at:

Here is a bit of information about giclee prints:

Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". 

The Term : The term  "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client. 

The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums and art galleries. 

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