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Friday, January 22, 2010

What is a Giclee?

If you have read my blog or looked at some of my paintings you will notice the word "giclee"...... so, what is a gilcee?

A giclee is a copy of an original painting. The original painting is digitally scanned and reproduced using archival inks. There are various companies that specialize in making giclees and other reproductions. The reproduction is printed on a canvas similar to the canvas that the original is painted on. The giclee should look identical to the original with the exception of any raised paint, therefore it will have a smooth surface. Giclees can come stretched on stretcher bars like the original and can be framed in the same manner or they can come on a flat canvas that can be stretched later. Because the giclee is a copy and not the original, the price of the giclee will be less than the original. Many giclees are limited editions and some can come in a variety of sizes depending on what the artist wants to sell.

Limited Edition Giclee "Boats at Portsoy" 8 1/2 by 12 1/2, Framed....color hue is slightly off due to my photography of the framed picture...see original below for exact color and for ordering information.

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