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What is an Original Painting (zhee-klay)?

Original Painting Fine Art Reproductions are rapidly gaining popularity as an exciting and economical alternative to Original Paintings, affording many art collectors who cannot afford the original of a particular artist the opportunity to own a high quality reproduction for a fraction of the cost.

A giclée starts with a high resolution digital scan of the original artwork, accurately capturing the color, saturation, and contrast of the original. Then the image is printed on a canvas material by a special inkjet printer that sprays microscopic droplets of archival quality ink at millions of droplets per second. And instead of using 4 or 6 colors like your desktop inkjet printers, these high-end wide format printers use 8 or 12 colors to more accurately reproduce the original colors in the artwork. And a special UV resistant coating is applied to the canvas to help resist fading.

The canvas is stretched onto a 3/4 inch wood framework [stretcher bars] just like original oils and acrylics. Then the artist enhances and embellishes the image with genuine oil paint, creating a "semi original" artwork with the look and feel of an original oil painting. Janet then handsigns your giclee in oil paint, in the image and will inscribe any personal message you may request

Even though your giclée is printed with archival inks, as with any art work, it's always a good idea to keep your print away from direct sunlight or prolonged exposure to fluorescent lighting.

Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

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Original oils & acrylics, if not framed, are also stretched on wooden "stretcher bars" ready for framing.  See all information under each painting.
Please email me for any questions.
Shipping and handling billed separately after receipt of order, and will vary depending on painting size and destination.

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