These original framed works represent the latest creative efforts the gallery has to offer. See each painting to learn the process and the inspiration for the work.
The term "Giclee print" (zhee-CLAY), describes an evolution in pigment printmaking technology. Images are created from high resolution digital scans of the original art and printed with archival quality inks onto various surfaces including canvas, fine art, and semi-matte paper. The Giclee printing process produces superior color accuracy in capturing all the detail and nuance of the original.
The particulate nature of the pigment inks used ensures their archival superiority. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing. In the case of some original artwork, such as watercolor, the Giclee print may retain the integrity and depth of color longer than the original.
Numerous examples of Giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of Giclee prints fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz and $9,600 for Chuck Close.
At Arts & Artisans Gallery, we produce our Giclees on a state-of-the-art Epson Stylus pro 9800 large format printer. Eileen personally color corrects each image to her exacting standards. She is a perfectionist to a fault.
For centuries artists have used traditional printmaking methods of etching, serigraph, woodcut, lithography and most recently digital fine art printmaking to create both original prints and reproductions. Archival Giclee prints provide an economical alternative to buying original art. In this way, you can have beautiful, affordable works of art that grace you home and become the background to your life. It’s a little like writing songs or books. You don’t sell the original compositions or manuscripts, you sell recordings, editions, so that more people can experience them and share the joy the arts bring to their lives.
These paintings are previous works that are privately owned, shared here as past artistic efforts of a lifetime of painting.
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