paint is created by mixing oil with color pigments. Linseed is the
traditional oil used and the resulting paints are usually opaque with
the artists able to achieve a textured finish as the paint dries very
slowly. It is a medium that has been used since the sixteenth century
and offers rich, vibrant colors. Most oil painters use canvas or board
as a base, either painting directly onto a stretched canvas or onto a
sheet that is later stretched prior to framing.
paint was developed in the twentieth century. It is a type of resin
where pigments are mixed with an acrylic emulsion, which can be thinned
with water. When the paint dries it forms a tough, water resistance film
and can be worked over almost immediately. Acrylics have good adhesive
and elastic properties and they resist ultraviolet light and chemical
degradation. However, the medium lacks the manipulative qualities of
are water-based paints. Here the artist uses the translucent nature of
the paint to build up an image and create a more subtle finish. The
paper tone becomes part of the whole.
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 many other means of reproduction.
giclee print is initialed or signed and then numbered by the
artist and in this case on the lower left side of the print.