All paintings are originals, painted with oils, either with brush or palette knife on canvas or panel. The original paintings are for sale, except those specifically noted. All paintings can be sold as Giclee prints. Giclee prints are made on the highest quality Museum grade premium canvas. Prints are done on canvas, art board or Gallery wrapped. The cost is considerably less as compared to the purchase of original paintings.
All paintings come with a 100% guarantee. Your painting will be sent UPS and insured. The color may vary slightly due to computer monitors. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me regarding the return of the painting (in the same condition it was received, prepaid and insured, covering the original price) within 7 days. A full refund will be returned. I accept check or Paypal payments only at this time.
About Giclee Prints
The Definition : Giclée (/ʒiːˈkleɪ/ zhee-klay or /dʒiːˈkleɪ/) is a neologism coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne (a printmaker working at Nash Editions) for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer generated". The name originally applied to fine art prints created on IRIS printers in a process invented in the late 1980s but has since come to mean any inkjet print. It is often used by artists, galleries, and print shops to denote high quality printing.
The word is based on the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle" (the verb form gicler means "to squirt, spurt, or spray").
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 Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
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, art galleries, and photographic galleries.