Limit Edition Giclée Print Limited Edition of 1000 prints 2008 This painting was taken from an image I captured in 1981 for my college photography class. It is from a series of images taken from the driver’s perspective of my 1977 Chevette. This particular stretch of road is US Route 64 west of Sycamore, Illinois. From this vantage point you could see 5 miles to the horizon with not another car in sight. The original image is very strong but needed the saturated flat patterns of colors to pull it together. The sunset is captured by a series of six separate washes.
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.