Limit Edition Giclée Print Limited Edition of 1000 prints 2007 The original photo is a black and white print of an old corncrib that once stood west of DeKalb, Illinois on Route 38. I had to walk a long way out into the field to get this shot. The original print was a good composition but the building was almost black against the sky. Twenty-five years later it has become a breakout painting for me, having never before produced anything like it before. A trip to the Chicago Art Institute and studying Monet’s Haystacks definitely influenced my thought process. This is one of my first atmospheric pieces. The sunset is made up of seven separate washes. I came across this technique while working on White Barn. I let each individual color wash dry before applying the next. Working without fear of failure is key to producing something “new” with watercolors.
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.