Thursday, October 27, 2011

Giclee Information by Jill Saur

The word “giclee” is a French term meaning to “spray or squirt”.  In giclee printing, no other screen or mechanical devices are used.  Therefore, there is no visible dot screen pattern.  The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting!  The word, giclee, as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks.  I believe the giclee printing process provides the best accuracy of color reproduction today.

Hand-embellishing is a term used for taking a giclee and hand painting key areas of the artwork with fresh paint.  Giclees are a great way to start collecting the work of an artist whom you admire, especially if the original is sold and you love that painting.  My giclee’s  are luminous, brilliant in color, and one of a kind because no two giclee’s are embellished exactly the same.  I hand-embellish each one with the same paint that I used on the original.  When my clients receives their painting, they can’t believe it’s not an original!  Each series is limited and I keep my edition numbers low. Please read  what what of my clients wrote regarding her hand-embellished giclee (painting below) - Jill Saur

When we found “Autumn Gold” on Jill’s website, we were delighted.  We fell in love with Aspen trees while visiting Colorado and we wanted a painting that would help us capture the special moments we shared there.  At first, we were a bit skeptical about purchasing a painting online, but after talking to Jill, we were totally at ease.  We loved the fact that she was always available by phone and continuously kept us updated by email.  The painting was delivered in a perfectly sealed package and it was a joy to receive it.  We ordered a giclee and you would never know it wasn’t the original!  Jill added so many embellishments to the painting!  We also appreciated the finished edges, eliminating the need for a frame.  The painting has a perfect combination of colors, yellow and red with hints of green and even blue.  We are so proud that it is part of our home.   Thank you, Jill.   We will be in touch, Zeb and Claudine. - Boca Raton, Fla.  

Please see more about hand-embellished giclees on my website:  CLICK HERE

Notice the texture from the hand-embellishing
©1990-2011 Aspen Tree Painting Giclee by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
                                                                   More Texture
©1990-2011 Aspen Tree Painting Giclee by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
©1990 till present, aspen tree painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

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