2019 Bill Gittins

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MEMORIES OF SANTA ROSA

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Giclées & Limited Editions

Nearly all the images I have created over the years have been photographed; many by the use of high resolution RAW digital photography.  As a result, each of these high resolution images can be recreated as a Giclée in any size with incredible clarity.  This allows one to find any space and fill it…from a postage stamp size piece to a billboard size piece.  Giclées can be created on canvas, watercolor paper or photo paper.

The name Giclée was coined in 1991.  Inkjet printers are employed by the printing companies creating Giclée prints and employ “nozzles” to spray ink.  Some of the best watercolor and art papers are made in France.  French for “nozzle,” is gicleur.  French for “spraying,” is gicler.  Giclée is the feminine form of gicler and was created as a derivative of the similar terms.  Now you know!

Generally, I will not have Giclées produced until the original painting has been sold or I have determined to retain the original in my Personal Library. Pricing of Giclées will be less than the cost of the original piece and the price will also vary based on the media on which it is printed, the size and whether it is part of a series of prints such as a Limited Edition.

Limited Editions will have an established maximum number of prints, more often than not, limited to quantities of 25, 50 or 100.

Embellished Giclées — “One of a Kind”

Many times collectors of Giclée art would like to have not only a Giclée but an “embellished” Giclée.  In such a case, I will apply paints of the same or different color to various parts of a canvas Giclée image to embellish the piece.  It technically then becomes a “one of a kind” piece of art; not unlike an original work.

I will produce a one-off Embellished Giclée at the request of a buyer for a cost to be determine at the time of purchase.  Limited Edition Embellished Giclées will have an established maximum number of prints, more often than not, limited to quantities of 25, 50 or 100.

If you are interested in an embellished giclee, please contact me here.