Limit Edition Giclée Print Limited Edition of 1000 prints 2010 While exploring the Southwest Michigan lake shore I took a number of lighthouse pictures. The challenge was to not just paint another lighthouse painting. I imposed the image against the setting sun and used very saturated colors for the foreground elements. I think the color of the water pulled it all together. The sky is made up of 7 separate washes. This was my second attempt at this image.
What Is A Giclée Print? This giclée print is currently the highest quality standard for printing limited edition prints. The term "giclée" (pronounced "ZHEE-CLAY") is a French word meaning "to spray." Giclée watercolor prints are created by spraying millions of droplets of ink onto archival watercolor paper. Prints are produced on state of the art printers, using an eight color pigmentation process with 100% archival inks. Giclée prints made with these wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last over 80 years without noticeable fading. The growing recognition within the art community of the giclée print makes it a recognizable addition to my current artistic offerings.
What is a limited edition print? Every limited print is signed and numbered by me. The prints are numbered in the order they are purchased with lowest numbers being issued first. Limited edition prints, signed and dated by the artist are generally more valuable to art buyers for the obvious reasons of limited supply. If the demand exceeds the availability of the art, the prices and desirability increases.