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
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Notice the texture from the hand-embellishing
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