What is a Giclee on Canvas?
Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers, He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
Giclee printers use special light-fast inks, which, if kept out of the direct sun, will remain true. Giclee prints can be produced on a number of different substrates, such as paper, canvas, metal and Perspex.
Artwork comes to life with the texture and depth of a stretched canvas [400gsm ]. The work is stretched on a wooden stretcher of 3.2 x 3.2cm, acid free canvas with archival inks and finished with a clear uv and scratch resistant coating. The canvas is delivered with pre-attached hanging cord " ready to hang". Stretched canvases look stunning with or with out framing.
If there is an artwork that you love but it's the wrong size for you space [ other sizes maybe available ] or you'd prefer a different substrate of archival paper [ metal or Perspex may also be available ], have a question on framing, use the contact form I'll be more than happy to help.
What are editions?
There are two types of editions I create. The first is a one off edition which is hand signed and dated, some times called a master. The second is limited editions of 50 prints, which are digitally signed.
Commissioned work is a closed edition of one, hand signed and dated, and no other will be produced, unless the client specifically request further editions.
Care of Giclee
All art be it oil, acrylic, pastel, photographic prints or giclee need to be handled with respect. Keep out of direct sun light, avoid steamy [ bathrooms ] or greasy [kitchens ] atmospheres or handling with dirty hands.
Commissioning an artwork?
Portraiture is a unique way to capture more than a person's likeness; a good portrait encapsulate who that person is. Throughout history, it has been common for nobility, rulers, the wealthy and governments to commission portraits. Through the patronage of art, power, wealth and glory have all been portrayed. In our modern times having your portrait created has never before been more accessible and affordable to the general public.
If you are interested in having a portrait created here is a walk through of the process involved after initial contact.
• Discussion about the subject of the portrait [ lifestyle, profession, personality, likes etc ]. This is critical for me to understand the sitter and build a visual interpretation.
• Several photographs are supplied by the client as reference material. All photos are kept in strict confidence and are never shared or published. If you reside a reasonable distance from me I would prefer to take my own photographs.
• I commence portrait which can take anywhere from 50 to 100 hours to complete.
• A low-resolution version is sent to you for approval. At this stage any necessary adjustments can be made.
• Commissioned work is a closed edition of one, hand signed and dated, and no other will be sold, unless the client specifically request further editions.
The cost is $850Aud for a 75 x 100cm canvas + delivery cost. A 25% deposit is required before commencement of the portrait. Commissioning is not restricted to portraiture. If you have something in mind, just let me know and we can discuss it further.
Purchasing and Delivery?
Want to buy an artwork, fill out the contact form, include artwork title and a delivery address. A PayPal invoice will be sent to your email address, including a calculation of shipping cost for your location. You can pay quickly and easily with MasterCard, Visa or American Express card, or PayPal account.
PayPal is completely secure and I have no access to your banking information. [ Note you don't need a PayPal account to pay the invoice ]
Production of artwork takes approximately 14 days after funds clearance. Delivery time, within Australia, once production is complete is 4 to 14 days depending on your location. For overseas orders a time estimate will be included in the invoice. I will keep you updated of the progress of your artwork.
If your delivered canvas is damaged please don't hesitate to contact me, using the contact form.