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Information about our Art

Please note that images viewed on the web do not reflect the true quality, beautiful colors, and textures of the actual images due to the necessity of small files prepared for the web. Ready-to-frame art can be ordered, however, certain art pieces may be already framed and immediately available directly from our studio gallery in Eureka or through Shorelines Gallery in Eureka.

Our art begins with photography using models and backgrounds from our area or places we have traveled. After creating the composition using PhotoShop, we digitally paint the entire piece using a variety of natural media brushes and colors provided by Corel Painter. Our final step, after producing the painting on canvas, is to hand-paint with acrylics. The final outcome results in a unique, original painting that has beautiful colors and is rich in texture.

Giclee Museum-Quality Prints and Longevity

Each image is individually produced and painted when ordered and has the same quality and resolution as the first original print. Our high resolution images are produced on Epson's 4000 professional printer, using 8-color, pigment-based UltraChrome inks to deliver large gamut, long-lasting, water-resistant prints. Giclee (pronounced Gee-clay), refers to the process of spraying archival ink in tiny microscopic amounts onto canvas, producing incredibly detailed prints. Images have a crisp contrast with rich, intense colors and better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The actual image resolution is higher than with traditional lithography. (Color saturation and contrast is stronger than can be displayed on the web images.)

Research completed with these inks, indicates that under normal conditions for fine art prints, archival inks will last approximately 80+ years without fading. As with other fine art prints, one should protect them from smoke, dust, humidity and UV rays. We personally frame and hang our art without glass as we enjoy the intimacy of the art without the reflective quality of glass. We will be shipping any ready-to-hang art without glass. If you wish to add glass, any frame shop can easily do so for you.

Museum Quality Canvas

After experimenting with many fine art papers and mediums, we produce our hand-painted images on a high quality, museum quality, water-resistant canvas, a cotton/poly blend with a matte finish. Canvas texture gives the image a wonderful durability and a paint-like finish that adds to the brilliance of the great colors in our images. Each hand-painted image is covered with several layers of a satin clear acrylic that further protects the painting from UV rays and moisture.

Matted Prints

Imported linen: Bright white and smooth, 100% cotton rag, with a texture that looks like a random cotton canvas pattern. We absolutely love the texture and quality that the linen adds to our art. On occasion a print is produced on glossy canvas. All matted prints are sprayed with a UV protective spray to add to the longevity of the print.

Framing

Beautiful wood framing is available for some images upon request with a price range of $50-$100 depending upon the size of the piece. Call for details and price quote.

Limited Edition Series - Certificates of Authenticity

Our images are truly one of a kind and very unique. Because we individually hand craft each one, we make only a few of each image. Most images are limited to no more than 25 and are individually hand-painted with acrylics. Each print in a series is individually numbered and signed by the artist.