See what I did there? prints/prince?? Oh, never mind…
Anyway, prints. You will soon be able to buy high quality Giclee prints of a selection of my paintings. First off the mark will be a couple of my latest gouache paintings.
I’ve been working with Sarah at Ironbridge Fine Arts and Framing to colour match the scans of my paintings to be as close as possible to the originals. I’m very impressed! Comparing my paintings and test prints side by side it really is hard to tell at a glance which is the original.
What is a Giclee print?
Giclee prints are made using top-of-the-line inkjet printers. While the technology is similar to your home deskjet printer, Giclee printers can use 12 inks rather than 4. This means they can achieve very subtle colour graduations which closely match those in the original painting.
During printing the size of the spray droplets varies which makes for a less ‘mechanical’ finish. And the ink is archival quality so each print will have a long life with less likelihood of fading.
Once printed onto an acid-free, lightly textured watercolour paper the results are brilliant.
Which paintings will be available?
To kick things off I’ll be offering two recent gouache paintings:
- Kynance Cove: The Bellows (featured above)
- From Pen Olver to Lloyds Signal Station
I will be offering both unframed without a card mount. Besides giving you the freedom to present them exactly how you want, this also means I can keep the price point affordable.
I’ll post up full details of price, size etc. once I’m ready to go, most likely mid to end of October (I have a holiday coming up very soon).
Update: Kynance Cove – The Bellows is now available in my Etsy shop.