A portrait of the old St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, ND that was painted for Merit Care’s 100th anniversary.
“Giclée” (pronounced zhee-clay) is a French term which means “spraying of ink.” Giclée reproductions are not produced through a traditional printing process. They are distinctly different from prints because a printing plate is not used. While the colors are spectacular, the actual texture and feel replicates that of an original watercolor. Acrylic pigments are used to recreate vibrant color creating a near permanent finish.
The giclée process utilizes cutting edge technology to capture the true essence of original artworks. First, the original artwork is electronically scanned to insure precise reproduction. Next, the giclée process uses four precision nozzles to spray up to a million microscopic droplets per second on 100% rag (cotton) watercolor paper or canvas. Created one at a time, the giclée process is particularly effective in capturing the essence of an “original” watercolor.
Acrylic paintings are also recreated with the giclée process. Instead they are sprayed onto canvas. Ellen then hand-textures them and varnishes them.
I am excited to offer my customers an opportunity to own one of these beautiful giclées. The small, signed and numbered editions make them very collectible. I’m certain you will enjoy the beauty and richness a giclée will add to your art collection. Click on “A Store Near You” to find where giclée reproductions are sold.