Limited Edition Archival Paper Reproductions
Welcome to my painting reproductions page.
Print Edition Type
These reproductions (prints) are limited edition, signed and numbered, archival prints using the highest quality archival materials (supports) and ink pigments - just as those used in artist's paints. So all guidelines in caring for original paintings will apply to these reproductions as well. A "care for" leaflet is included with ordered prints.
This page contains prints available as Premium Archival Matte Paper giclées, specially made to agree with the ink pigments. Some of my original paintings are painted on very smooth, sanded surfaces or wood-based panels. If one wants to see the detail exactly as one would see looking at one of these panel paintings, then this smooth matte paper is your best choice. The idea behind my smooth paintings is the texture of the painting surface (or support) does not obstruct the view of the image itself. Paintings were actually fist painted on smooth wood or plaster surfaces such as walls before a fabric like canvas was ever considered - used mostly to make it portable and very large - since the size of portable wood panels is limited. A hard solid panel is most durable however.
Painting very thickly, or on a rough support such as canvas will always show the texture of the surface along with the image itself. This also produces broken bits of glare across the entire surface (varnished or not). Of course sometimes this is the effect I want - where the rough surface is actually considered part of the "artwork". In this case I recommend the canvas reproductions if such things are of importance to the buyer.
Keep in mind framing will obviously differ using open-back frames Vs framing with mating and glass (such as paper prints). Canvas prints can actually be mounted flat on a paper print backing under glass. Any art under glass is actually protected best from the elements as well - especially using conservation UV protection glass. Just be sure your framer knows how to mount a canvas under glass. All painting and frame types should be stored, or displayed in relatively "normal" temperatures and humidity. This prevents wrinkles or warping.
I sell what are called "giclée" prints (pronounced "g-clay"). For those unfamiliar with this medium, the giclée print process was first developed in the mid-1980s using a very high-tech, large-format ink-jet printer, and today the technology is better than ever. (See the video below where we show and discuss the giclée process)
This accuracy is due to the fact giclée printers print very finely - and even more important, use more more hues in reproducing the colors of the original mixed paints. Traditional methods such as lithographs use 3 colors and black - nothing close to the variety of paint hues used by artists. Some painters paint using a "limited pallet" as well (using 3-5 colors) and this results in a very homogeneous look in all their work. However, print methods doing this results in most artists having to "compromise", and simply accept their prints won't have all the same colors as their original- and this was considered "normal". In fact, publishers actually figured out a way to profit from this inconsistency by creating the "artist proof". Artists hand-pick the prints that they feel came out best and charge more for them - leaving the rest for the majority. The giclée process eliminates this discriminatory practice - ensuring the same high quality for all.
Archival Canvas giclées
Since every painting is made, or looks different, and every collector's taste is different, be sure to visit the "Canvas Prints" page for versions printed on archival artist's canvas. Here one can use open-back, ready-made frames found online or most arts & crafts outlets.
Being printed one at a time very slowly, they are the most expensive to produce to this day - sometimes retailing in the thousands of dollars. However, due to their popularity, costs have gone down considerably, making giclée prints extremely popular with artists and art collectors alike.
Always intended to produce the highest quality prints for fine art market, this printing method is much more consistent than most former mass-production methods. Having variety in print copies may be valued in hand-made prints where they are to be the "original artwork", but not when the print is intended to be an accurate representation of an artist's carefully-planned original painting.
See how the painting on panel
"In From the Cold" was made
Premium Paper Matte print
Original Painting on Panel