The following pages have most of my paintings - scenes are of the Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula area. They and are done with Acrylics on Canvas. Many of the originals are available for sale and prints are available on canvas or archival paper.
What is a Giclee? A Giclée is an individually produced, high-resolution print made
using sophisticated wide format inkjet printers such as the Canon iPF8100, the one that I use. These printers sprays millions of drops of ink per square inch onto specially treated canvas or
paper, producing a large archival quality image with brilliant velvety colors, crisp contrasts and razor-sharp details. The colors are just amazing; far better than your typical
Giclée, pronounced "Zhee-Clay" or "Gee-Clay" derived from the French for "Squirt", is a digital alternative to lithographic reproduction. The Giclée Print Process today, has far surpassed the dots per inch resolution of traditional lithographs and is now the world's preferred standard for fine art print reproductions.
No Need for Frames: prints are stretched over 3/4" or 1-1/4" stretcher bars. They are ready to hang when stretched - no need for glass. These prints are treated with a protective coating to enhance UV light protection, water & scratch resistance. They'll keep their brilliant color for decades. Also, by using canvas, you do not need a frame with glass, etc. saving you lots of money. Without the glass, there is no reflections; colors show very nicely!
* Prints on canvas are embellished (hand enhanced), making each one unique. For display, you do not need to cover the print with glass as in traditional frames. This saves lots of money, and without glass, there are no bothersome reflections of light that typically impair the view of the art. I put a dark 1 inch border around the print. When the canvas is wrapped over the wooden stretcher bars, the dark border will appear on the edges, giving the illusion of a frame, making the picture “pop”. You can hang it like that or have it framed. Note the canvas next to it with white borders. See below.
What are stretcher bars? Stretcher bars are wooden strips, typically 3/4 inches thick, that are put together to make a frame, around which I stretch the canvas, securing the canvas on the back of the bars with staples (above). 3/4 inch stretcher bars are most common; thicker stretcher bars, which achieve a different visual effect, are common too. If you plan on framing your print, I recommend the 3/4 inch bars.
Mounting on stretcher bars: Here's two videos for mounting canvas on stretcher bars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8BjNj4N0Vs
A funny thing happened on the ski trail!
I came upon a friendly Grouse; watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WY29hRfkT0. He allowed me to hold him while I skied down 20 yds for more sunlight so watch this one too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odXE722pJgM